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Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:01:24 +0200Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:01:24 +0200On the minimum diameter of plane integral point sets
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Since ancient times mathematicians consider geometrical objects with integral side lengths. We consider plane integral point sets P, which are sets of n points in the plane with pairwise integral distances where not all the points are collinear. The largest occurring distance is called its diameter. Naturally the question about the minimum possible diameter d(2,n) of a plane integral point set consisting of n points arises. We give some new exact values and describe state-of-the-art algorithms to obtain them. It turns out that plane integral point sets with minimum diameter consist very likely of subsets with many collinear points. For this special kind of point sets we prove a lower bound for d(2,n) achieving the known upper bound n^{c_2loglog n} up to a constant in the exponent.Sascha Kurz; Alfred Wassermannpreprinthttp://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-ubbayreuth/frontdoor/index/index/docId/375Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:01:24 +0200