Accession Number : AD0697283

Title :   ON RANDOM SEQUENTIAL PACKING IN THE PLANE AND A CONJECTURE OF PALASTI.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Blaisdell,B. Edwin ; Solomon,Herbert

Report Date : 19 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A conjecture by Palasti on mean values for random packing is explored. After thorough experimental examination and with several theoretical results as anchor points, the conjecture is demonstrated to be incorrect. The mean packing density in two dimension is a little higher than the square of the mean density in one dimension. The conjecture for higher dimensions remains an open question but some work is presented to provide clues. Other issues arise in random packing of points on a lattice and these are developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPHERES, PACKAGING), (*COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES), RANDOM VARIABLES, GEOMETRY, PROBABILITY, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, PATTERN RECOGNITION, ADSORPTION, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE