## Abstract

We consider convex hypersurfaces for which the ratio of principal curvatures at each point is bounded by a function of the maximum principal curvature with limit 1 at infinity. We prove that the ratio of the circumradius to the inradius is bounded by a function of the circumradius with limit 1 at zero. We apply this result to the motion of hypersurfaces by arbitrary speeds which are smooth homogeneous functions of the principal curvatures of degree greater than one. For smooth, strictly convex initial hypersurfaces with ratio of principal curvatures sufficiently close to one at each point, we prove that solutions remain smooth and strictly convex and become spherical in shape while contracting to points in finite time.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 3427-3447 |

Number of pages | 21 |

Journal | Transactions of the American Mathematical Society |

Volume | 364 |

Issue number | 7 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 8 Mar 2012 |