I am looking for info on kissing numbers.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

If all the spheres are of one unit then there are 12 spheres in 3d that can kiss the center sphere.

Question:

If the outer spheres are smaller by say 1/4, 1/2 etc. what would be the kissing numbers?

I assume that this has already been done but my search has not found anything.

jal

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# Kissing numbers

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