Sphere Packing

(Originally posted at http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/4/Sphere-Packing on February 23, 2010 9:00 AM)

There have been many popular articles on sphere packing.  See, for example, Ian Stewart’s A Bundling Fool Beats the Wrap, The Kissing Number, and Proof and Beauty (the middle part), and Simon Singh’s Packing Them In.  I wrote a very short article about Hyperspheres in Hypercubes, targeted at undergraduates.  (It’s just a simple summary of a discussion by Hamming.)

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