Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar
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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY **

ALGEBRAIC COMBINATORICS SEMINAR

845 PATTERSON OFFICE TOWER

SPRING 2004

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A characterization theorem for volume

Kathy Sharrow

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Monday, March 8, 2004

1:00 pm, 845 Patterson Office Tower

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Abstract:

We state and prove a fundamental theorem of geometric probability,
namely the characterization of volume on polyconvex sets as a
continuous rigid motion invariant simple valuation Polycon(n). On the
way we will encounter even and odd valuations as well.