Unit Lattice

A point lattice which can be constructed from an arbitrary parallelogram of unit area. For any such planar lattice, the minimum distance c between any two points is a quantity characteristic of the lattice. This distance satisfies


(Hilbert and Cohn-Vossen 1999, p. 36). For a lattice in three dimensions,


(Hilbert and Cohn-Vossen 1999, p. 45).

See also

Hypersphere Packing, Point Lattice, Sphere Packing

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Hilbert, D. and Cohn-Vossen, S. Geometry and the Imagination. New York: Chelsea, 1999.

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