isoperimetric inequality


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isoperimetric inequality

[‚ī·sə‚per·ə¦me·trik ‚in·i′kwäl·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
The statement that the area enclosed by a plane curve is equal to or less than the square of its perimeter divided by 4π.
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The application of Bonnesen's improved isoperimetric inequality restricts many of the above arguments to the two-dimensional case.
Bonnesen (1929) improved the isoperimetric inequality for an arbitrary planar convex body K, stating that
Topics include a review of preliminaries such as continuous and Holder continuous functions, Sobolev spaces and convex analysis; classical methods such as Euler-Lagrange equations; direct methods such as the Dirichlet integral; regularity, such as the one-dimensinal case; minimal surfaces such as in the Douglas- Courant-Tonelli method; and isoperimetric inequality.