Alcuin's Propositiones de Civitatibus: the Earliest Packing Problems. (arXiv:1308.0892v2 [math.HO] UPDATED)

We consider three problems about cities from Alcuin's_Propositiones ad acuendos juvenes_. These problems can be considered as the earliest packing problems difficult also for modern state-of-the-art packing algorithms. We discuss the Alcuin's solutions and give the known (to the author) best solutions to these problems. 查看全文>>