We consider packings of the plane using discs of radius 1 and r. A packing is compact if every disc D is tangent to a sequence of discs D1, D2, ..., Dn such that Di is tangent to D i+1. We prove that there are only nine values of r with r < 1 for which such packings are possible. For each of the nine values we describe the possible compact packings.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Geometry and Topology
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics