Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie
Contributions to Algebra and Geometry
38(2), 423-427 (1997)

On the Centre of Gravity and Width of Lattice-constrained Convex Sets in the Plane

Maria de los Angeles Hernandez Cifre, P.R. Scott, Salvador Segura Gomis

1,3: Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de Murcia
30100-Murcia, Spain

2: Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Abstract: In 1982, Scott proposed the following conjecture: Let ${\bf Z}^2$ denote the lattice of integer points in the plane, and let $K$ be a convex set having the centroid as the only interior lattice point; then, $\omega (K) \leq {3 \sqrt{2}\over 2}$. In this paper we give a counterexample to that conjecture and propose another bound. Besides, we prove that $\omega (K) \leq {3 \sqrt{2}\over 2}$ for the family of all triangles.

Classification (MSC91): 52C05, 52A40

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