Universal Measuring Devices with Rectangular Base
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- Akiyama J., Fukuda H., Nakamura G. (2003) Universal Measuring Devices with Rectangular Base. In: Akiyama J., Kano M. (eds) Discrete and Computational Geometry. JCDCG 2002. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2866. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We consider a device with rectangular base having no gradations. We show that the number of directly measurable amounts of liquid using the device with its vertices as markers is always 13, independent of its shape. Then we show how the device can measure any integral amount of liquid between 1 and 858 liters.
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