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Optimizing the Arrangement of Points on the Unit Sphere
Joel Berman and Kit Hanes
Mathematics of Computation
Vol. 31, No. 140 (Oct., 1977), pp. 1006-1008
Published by: American Mathematical Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2006132
Page Count: 3
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This paper is concerned with the problem of placing $N$ points on the unit sphere in $E^3$ 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.
Mathematics of Computation © 1977 American Mathematical Society