The Orlicz–Legendre ellipsoids, which are in the framework of emerging
dual Orlicz Brunn–Minkowski theory, are introduced for the first time. They are in
some sense dual to the recently found Orlicz–John ellipsoids, and have largely generalized
the classical Legendre ellipsoid of inertia. Several new affine isoperimetric
inequalities are established. The connection between the characterization of Orlicz–
Legendre ellipsoids and isotropy of measures is demonstrated.
The Orlicz–John ellipsoids, which are in the framework of the booming Orlicz Brunn–Minkowski theory, are introduced for the first time. It turns out that they are generalizations of the classical John ellipsoid and the evolved Lp John ellipsoids. The analog of Ball’s volume-ratio inequality is established for the new Orlicz–John ellipsoids. The connection between the isotropy of measures and the characterization of Orlicz–John ellipsoids is demonstrated.
Convex bodies with identical John and LYZ ellipsoids are characterized. This solves an
important problem from convex geometry posed by G. Zhang. As applications, several
sharp affine isoperimetric inequalities are established.
Lutwak, Yang and Zhang defined the cone volume functional U over convex polytopes in R^n containing
the origin in their interiors, and conjectured that the greatest lower bound on the ratio of this centro-affine
invariant U to volume V is attained by parallelotopes. In this paper, we give affirmative answers to the
conjecture in R^2 and R^3. Some new sharp inequalities characterizing parallelotopes in Rn are established.
Moreover, a simplified proof for the conjecture restricted to the class of origin-symmetric convex polytopes
in Rn is provided.
In analogy with the classical Minkowski problem, necessary and sufficient
conditions are given to assure that a given measure on the unit sphere is the cone-volume
measure of the unit ball of a finite dimensional Banach space.