Densest lattice packing of a cube
The cube has 8 vertices, 12 edges and 6 square facets. It is one of the five Platonic solids (it represents the earth in Plato's Timaios) and its dual is the octahedron. Since the cube belongs to the family of space fillers (more precisely, to the class of primitive parallelohedra) the density of a densest lattice packing is 1. The 26 points in the picture show the lattice points of a critical lattice lying in the boundary.
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|Keywords||lattice packings; polytopes; packings; critical lattice; cube|
|MSC-2000 Classification||52C17 (11H31)|
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Submitted: Thu Feb 1 16:41:52 CET 2001.
Accepted: Fri Apr 27 14:11:54 CET 2001.
University of Magdeburg
Department of Mathematics