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f-Divergence for Convex Bodies

  • Elisabeth M. Werner
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Part of the Fields Institute Communications book series (FIC, volume 68)

Abstract

We introduce f-divergence, a concept from information theory and statistics, for convex bodies in ℝ n . We prove that f-divergences are SL(n) invariant valuations and we establish an affine isoperimetric inequality for these quantities. We show that generalized affine surface area and in particular the L p affine surface area from the L p Brunn Minkowski theory are special cases of f-divergences.

Key words

f-divergence Relative entropy Affine surface area 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Prof. Werner’s work was partially supported by an NSF grant, a FRG-NSF grant and a BSF grant.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.UFR de MathématiqueVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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