Improved bounds on the diameter of lattice polytopes Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We show that the largest possible diameter $\delta(d,k)$ of a $d$-dimensional polytope whose vertices have integer coordinates ranging between $0$ and $k$ is at most $kd-\lceil2d/3\rceil$ when $k\geq3$. In addition, we show that $\delta(4,3)=8$. This substantiates the conjecture whereby $\delta(d,k)$ is at most $\lfloor(k+1)d/2\rfloor$ and is achieved by a Minkowski sum of lattice vectors.

publication date

  • April 2018