CMS Books in Mathematics

Classical Topics in Discrete Geometry

Authors: Bezdek, Károly

  • A valuable source of geometric problems
  • User-friendly exposition and up-to-date bibliography provide insight into the latest research
  • Useful as a textbook or a research monograph
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About this Textbook

About the author: Karoly Bezdek received his Dr.rer.nat.(1980) and Habilitation (1997) degrees in mathematics from the Eötvös Loránd University, in Budapest and his Candidate of Mathematical Sciences (1985) and Doctor of Mathematical Sciences (1994) degrees from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of more than 100 research papers and currently he is professor and Canada Research Chair of mathematics at the University of Calgary. About the book: This multipurpose book can serve as a textbook for a semester long graduate level course giving a brief introduction to Discrete Geometry. It also can serve as a research monograph that leads the reader to the frontiers of the most recent research developments in the classical core part of discrete geometry. Finally, the forty-some selected research problems offer a great chance to use the book as a short problem book aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers. The text is centered around four major and by now classical problems in discrete geometry. The first is the problem of densest sphere packings, which has more than 100 years of mathematically rich history. The second major problem is typically quoted under the approximately 50 years old illumination conjecture of V. Boltyanski and H. Hadwiger. The third topic is on covering by planks and cylinders with emphases on the affine invariant version of Tarski's plank problem, which was raised by T. Bang more than 50 years ago. The fourth topic is centered around the Kneser-Poulsen Conjecture, which also is approximately 50 years old. All four topics witnessed very recent breakthrough results, explaining their major role in this book.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The present volume actually surveys packing and covering problems in Euclidean space and close cousins. … Bezdek … surveys the state of the art, best results, and outstanding conjectures for a host of problems. … Summing Up: Recommended. Academic audiences, upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (D. V. Feldman, Choice, Vol. 48 (5), January, 2011)

“The book is intended for graduate students interested in discrete geometry. The book provides a road map to the state-of-the-art of several topics in discrete geometry. It can also serve as a textbook for a graduate level course or a seminar. Additionally, the book is extremely current, with many references to as late as 2009–2010 publications.” (Alex Bogomolny, The Mathematical Association of America, August, 2010)

“This very interesting monograph contains a selection of topics in discrete geometry, mainly those on which the author and his collaborators have worked. … The many conjectures and problems to be found throughout the text will serve as an inspiration to many discrete geometers.” (Konrad Swanepoel, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1207, 2011)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Sphere Packings

    Bezdek, Károly

    Pages 3-16

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  • Finite Packings by Translates of Convex Bodies

    Bezdek, Károly

    Pages 17-22

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  • Coverings by Homothetic Bodies - Illumination and Related Topics

    Bezdek, Károly

    Pages 23-33

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  • Coverings by Planks and Cylinders

    Bezdek, Károly

    Pages 35-45

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  • On the Volume of Finite Arrangements of Spheres

    Bezdek, Károly

    Pages 47-56

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Hardcover 46,79 €
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Softcover 46,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Topics in Discrete Geometry
Authors
Series Title
CMS Books in Mathematics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0600-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0600-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0599-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2620-2
Series ISSN
1613-5237
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 166
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