An arrangement of overlapping circles which cover the entire plane. A lower bound for a covering using equivalent circles is (Williams 1979, p. 51).
See alsoCircle Covering by Arcs, Circle Packing, Disk Covering Problem, Five Disks Problem, Flower of Life, Seed of Life
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ReferencesWilliams, R. "Circle Coverings." §2-6 in The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure: A Source Book of Design. New York: Dover, pp. 51-52, 1979.
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