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1995 Circle packing: experiments in discrete analytic function theory
Tomasz Dubejko, Kenneth Stephenson
Experiment. Math. 4(4): 307-348 (1995).


Circle packings are configurations of circles with specified patterns of tangency, and lend themselves naturally to computer experimentation and visualization. Maps between them display, with surprising faithfulness, many of the geometric properties associated with classical analytic functions. This paper introduces the fundamentals of an emerging "discrete analytic function theory'' and investigates connections with the classical theory. It then describes several experiments, ranging from investigation of a conjectured discrete Koebe $\sans{\quarter}$ theorem to a multigrid method for computing discrete approximations of classical analytic functions. These experiments were performed using CirclePack, a software package described in the paper and available free of charge.


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Tomasz Dubejko. Kenneth Stephenson. "Circle packing: experiments in discrete analytic function theory." Experiment. Math. 4 (4) 307 - 348, 1995.


Published: 1995
First available in Project Euclid: 14 March 2003

zbMATH: 0853.52019
MathSciNet: MR1387696

Primary: 52C15
Secondary: 30C99 , 30G25

Rights: Copyright © 1995 A K Peters, Ltd.

Vol.4 • No. 4 • 1995
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