Optimizing the arrangement of points on the unit sphere

Authors:
Joel Berman and Kit Hanes

Journal:
Math. Comp. **31** (1977), 1006-1008

MSC:
Primary 52-04; Secondary 52A15, 90C30

MathSciNet review:
0478006

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Abstract: This paper is concerned with the problem of placing *N* points on the unit sphere in so as to maximize the sum of their mutual distances. A necessary condition is proved which led to a computer algorithm. This in turn led to the apparent best arrangements for values of *N* from 5 to 10 inclusive.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1977-0478006-1

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