Über den Autor
Pach is a distinguished researcher at NYU, his book "Combinatorial Geometry," 1995, Wiley, is considered "the bible" in the area of discrete geometry. He has also published several books with Springer-Verlag.
William O.J. Moser is a Springer author as well. He has been awarded the CMS 2003 Distinguished Service Award for his sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian mathematical community.
Preface.- Preface to an earlier version by Paul Erdos.- Definitions and Notations.- Density Problems for Packings and Coverings.- Structural Packing and Covering Problems.- Packing and Covering with Homothetic Copies.- Tiling Problems.- Distance Problems.- Problems on Repeated Subconfigurations.- Incidence and Arrangement Problems.- Problems on Points in General Position.- Graph Drawing and Geometric Graphs.- Lattice Point Problems.- Geometric Inequalities.- Author Index.- Subject Index.
This book is the result of a 25-year-old project and comprises a collection of more than 500 attractive open problems in the field. The largely self-contained chapters provide a broad overview of discrete geometry, along with historical details and the most important partial results related to these problems. This book is intended as a source book for both professional mathematicians and graduate students who love beautiful mathematical questions, are willing to spend sleepless nights thinking about them, and who would like to get involved in mathematical research.