Non-uniform packings

Lee Ad Gottlieb, Aryeh Kontorovich

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We generalize the classical notion of packing a set by balls with identical radii to the case where the radii may be different. The largest number of such balls that fit inside the set without overlapping is called its non-uniform packing number. We show that the non-uniform packing number can be upper-bounded in terms of the average radius of the balls, resulting in bounds of the familiar classical form.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106179
JournalInformation Processing Letters
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • Combinatorial problems
  • Metric space
  • Packing


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