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Topic: Spheres within a cube
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Spheres within a cube
Posted: Jun 10, 2013 3:20 AM
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Consider a number of non-overlapping spheres of constant radius
uniformly distributed within a cube.
I'd like to calculate the probability that a beam passing through the
cube from left to right (orthogonal to the left bounding face, e.g.)
does not intersect any of the spheres.
I know I could find an approximate solution with a Monto Carlo
simulation, but maybe somebody knows a program or reference
where this problem is already treated.

Many thanks in advance.

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