Maximum and minimum entropy states yielding local continuity bounds

We consider the geometry of the trace-ball of quantum states, find maximal and minimal states in a particular partial order called majorization, and use these states to construct local continuity bounds for quantum entropies. We also apply the theory of convex optimization to motivate the construction of the maximal state, and to find general optimality conditions for a particular class of functions subject to a trace-ball constraint. Abstract: