Circle Covering

An arrangement of overlapping circles which cover the entire plane. A lower bound for a covering using equivalent circles is 2pi/sqrt(27) (Williams 1979, p. 51).

See also

Circle Covering by Arcs, Circle Packing, Disk Covering Problem, Five Disks Problem, Flower of Life, Seed of Life

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Williams, 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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Weisstein, Eric W. "Circle Covering." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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