Some Geometric Problems Related to Faustian Round Table Coin Game (2)

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Kirati Sriamorn


In this article, we introduce a game, called Faustian round table coin game, and ask some questions related to this game. In addition, we give the definitions of related terms, e.g. packings, coverings, Newton numbers (or kissing numbers), blocking numbers and numbers of light-sources. Furthermore, we show the results related to these concepts. The goal of this article is to present some basic concepts and tools widely used in discrete geometry.

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Sriamorn, K. (2019). Some Geometric Problems Related to Faustian Round Table Coin Game (2). Mathematical Journal by The Mathematical Association of Thailand Under The Patronage of His Majesty The King, 64(697), 13–23. Retrieved from
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