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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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Irregular sets of integers generated by the greedy algorithm
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by Joseph L. Gerver PDF
Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 667-676 Request permission


The greedy algorithm was used to generate sets of positive integers containing no subset of the form $\{ x,x + y,x + 2y\}$, $\{ x,x + y,x + 3y\}$, $\{ x,x + 2y,x + 3y\}$, $\{ x,x + 3y,x + 4y\}$, $\{ x,x + 3y,x + 5y\}$, and $\{ x,x + y,x + 2y,x + 3y\}$, respectively. All of these sets have peaks of density in roughly geometric progression.
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  • © Copyright 1983 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 667-676
  • MSC: Primary 10L20; Secondary 10H20
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  • MathSciNet review: 689480