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Sylvester's question: The probability that n points are in convex position

Barany, I; (1999) Sylvester's question: The probability that n points are in convex position. ANN PROBAB , 27 (4) 2020 - 2034.

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Abstract

For a convex body K in the plane, let p(n, K) denote the probability that n random, independent, and uniform points from K are in convex position, that is, none of them lies in the convex hull of the others. Here we determine the asymptotic behavior of p(n, K) by showing that, as n goes to infinity, n(2) (n)root(p(n, K)) tends to a finite and positive limit.

Type:Article
Title:Sylvester's question: The probability that n points are in convex position
Keywords:convex sets, affine perimeter, random sample, random points in convex position, limit shape, SETS
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Mathematics

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