## Abstract

Let K^{2} be an o-symmetric convex body, and K* its polar body. Then we have |K| · |K*| 8, with equality if and only if K is a parallelogram. (|·| denotes volume). If K S^{2} is a convex body, with o int K, then |K| · |K*| 27/4, with equality if and only if K is a triangle and o is its centroid. If K S^{2} is a convex body, then we have |K| · |[(K-K)/2)]*| a 6, with equality if and only if K is a triangle. These theorems are due to Mahler and Reisner, Mahler and Meyer, and to Eggleston, respectively. We show an analogous theorem: if K has n-fold rotational symmetry about o, then |K| · |K*|^{2} sin ^{2}(π/n), with equality if and only if K is a regular n-gon of centre o. We will also give stability variants of these four inequalities, both for the body, and for the centre of polarity. For this we use the Banach-Mazur distance (from parallelograms, or triangles), or its analogue with similar copies rather than affine transforms (from regular n-gons), respectively. The stability variants are sharp, up to constant factors. We extend the inequality |K||K*| n^{2} sin^{2}(π/n) to bodies with o int K, which contain, and are contained in, two regular n-gons, the vertices of the contained n-gon being incident to the sides of the containing n-gon. Our key lemma is a stability estimate for the area product of two sectors of convex bodies polar to each other. To several of our statements we give several proofs; in particular, we give a new proof for the theorem of Mahler-Reisner.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 159-198 |

Number of pages | 40 |

Journal | Studia Scientiarum Mathematicarum Hungarica |

Volume | 50 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Jun 2013 |

## Keywords

- Banach-Mazur distance
- Blaschke-Santaló inequality
- Primary 52A40
- Santaló point
- Secondary 52A38, 52A10
- lower estimates
- reverse Blaschke-Santaló inequality
- stability
- volume product in the plane

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- General Mathematics