States Academic Press
Mathematics and Statistics - Mathematics
Discrete geometry refers to a subfield of geometry that examines discrete and highly symmetric structures in geometry and how discrete geometric objects might be constructed. It is closely connected to computational geometry as well as other mathematical subjects including combinatorial geometry and topology, combinatorial optimization, geometric graph theory, and finite geometry. Discrete geometry focuses on the problems that aim to characterize specific discrete arrangements of geometric objects having high symmetry. Many of the techniques used to investigate discrete arrangements are based on a wide range of symetrizations. Discrete geometry is used in numerous theoretical disciplines including algebraic geometry and topology, geometry of numbers, mathematical physics, functional analysis, geometric measure theory, calculus of variations, and group theory. This book is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide an in-depth knowledge about the theory and applications of discrete geometry and symmetry. It is a resource guide for experts as well as students.