A polygon is {\em small} if it has unit diameter. The maximal area of a small polygon with a fixed number of sides $n$ is not known when $n$ is even and $n\geq14$. We determine an improved lower bound for the maximal area of a small $n$-gon for this case. The improvement affects the $1/n^3$ term of an asymptotic expansion; prior advances affected less significant terms. This bound cannot be improved by more than $O(1/n^3)$. For $n=6$, $8$, $10$, and $12$, the polygon we construct has maximal area.

## Citation

Christian Bingane and Michael J. Mossinghoff. Small polygons with large area, arXiv preprint arXiv:2204.04547 [math.MG], 2022