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Evaluation of a constant associated with a parking problem
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A constant associated with a random space filling problem is computed to 19D. This is achieved by numerically solving an integral-difference equation.
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  • © Copyright 1974 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 28 (1974), 561-564
  • MSC: Primary 65D20
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