
Journal of Convex Analysis 17 (2010), No. 1, 173181 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2010 The Intersection Property in the Family of Compact Convex Sets Danuta Borowska Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, AdamMickiewiczUniversity, Umultowska 87, 61614 Poznan, Poland dboro@amu.edu.pl Jerzy Grzybowski Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, AdamMickiewiczUniversity, Umultowska 87, 61614 Poznan, Poland jgrz@amu.edu.pl We study compact convex sets having the following property: nonempty intersection of any family of translates of the set is a summand (in the sense of Minkowski) of that set. The intersection property was introduced by G. T. Sallee [J. Geometry 29 (1987)]. We call such sets Sallee sets. We prove that some sets other than polytopes and elipsoids, that is wedges, dull wedges (Theorem 3) and certain subsets of the Euclidean ball (Theorem 8), possess the intersection property. We also present the family of all threedimensional polyhedral sets that have the intersection property (Theorem 5). The family coincides with the family of all three dimensional strongly monotypic polytopes, see the authors [Demonstratio Mathematica XLI(1) (2008) 165169] and P. McMullen, R. Schneider and G. C. Shepard [Geometriae Dedicata 3 (1974) 99129]. Keywords: Minkowski subtraction, summands of convex sets. MSC: 52A07, 52A15, 52A20, 52B10 [ Fulltextpdf (126 KB)] for subscribers only. 