Rearick, David Francis (1960) Some visibility problems in point lattices. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-06232006-133908
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We say that one lattice point is visible from another if no third lattice point lies on the line joining them. A lattice point visible from the origin is called a visible point. We study the manner in which the visible points are distributed throughout the lattice and show that, in a k-dimensional lattice, the fraction of such points in an expanding region "usually" tends to [...]. On the other hand there exist arbitrarily large "gaps" containing no visible points. The following is a typical theorem: The maximum number of lattice points mutually visible in pairs is [...], and if [...], the "density" of points visible from each of a fixed set of n points, themselves mutually visible in pairs, is [...].
The last section is devoted to a study of the function [...], which is defined to be the number of distinct solutions of the congruence [...] having [...]. A special case of this function arises in connection with a certain visibility problem. A typical result is that [...].
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1960|
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|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:53|
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