On the densest packing of polycylinders in any dimension

Authors: Wöden Kusner
Journal: Discrete & Computational Geometry, 553638-641, 2016.
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Using transversality and a dimension reduction argument, a result of A. Bezdek and W. Kuperberg is applied to polycylinders, showing that the optimal packing density of $\mathbb{D}^2\times \mathbb{R}^n$ equals $\pi/\sqrt{12}$ for all $n \ge 0$.

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This paper was split before publication. In the published version, the second sentence “The closed unit interval is denoted by $\mathbb{I}$.” is extraneous.