Intrinsic volumes of inscribed random polytopes in smooth convex bodies

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Bárány, Imre
Fodor, Ferenc
Vígh, Viktor
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Let $K$ be a $d$ dimensional convex body with a twice continuously differentiable boundary and everywhere positive Gauss-Kronecker curvature. Denote by $K_n$ the convex hull of $n$ points chosen randomly and independently from $K$ according to the uniform distribution. Matching lower and upper bounds are obtained for the orders of magnitude of the variances of the $s$-th intrinsic volumes $V_s(K_n)$ of $K_n$ for $s\in\{1, ..., d\}$. Furthermore, strong laws of large numbers are proved for the intrinsic volumes of $K_n$. The essential tools are the Economic Cap Covering Theorem of B\'ar\'any and Larman, and the Efron-Stein jackknife inequality.
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Mathematics - Metric Geometry, Mathematics - Probability, 52A22
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