The finite field Kakeya problem

A. Blokhuis, F. Mazzocca

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A Besicovitch set in AG(n; q) is a set of points containing a line in every direction. The Kakeya problem is to determine the minimal size of such a set. We solve the Kakeya problem in the plane, and substantially improve the known bounds for n > 4.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding bridges. Between mathematics and computer science
EditorsM. Grötschel, G.O.H. Katona
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-85218-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameBolyai Society Mathematical Studies
ISSN (Print)1217-4696

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