The Pursuit of Perfect Packing

1st Edition

Denis Weaire, Tomaso Aste

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CRC Press
Published January 1, 2000
Reference - 136 Pages
ISBN 9780429140037 - CAT# KE80991

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Summary

In 1998 Thomas Hales dramatically announced the solution of a problem that has long teased eminent mathematicians: what is the densest possible arrangement of identical spheres? The Pursuit of Perfect Packing recounts the story of this problem and many others that have to do with packing things together. The examples are taken from mathematics, phy

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