%N Best packings of m>1 equal circles into a larger circle setting a new density record.
%C Sequence terms for n>5 are only conjectures. The arrangement of 37 circles consists of one central circle surrounded by 3 rings of 6,12 and 18 circles. For n=7, 49 of the 55 circles are arranged in a rigid hexagonal lattice with 6 "rattlers" inserted in gaps at the circumference.
%D List of references given by E. Specht; see corresponding link.
%H Robert G. Wilson v, <a href="/A084644/b084644.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..85</a>
%H Jerry Donovan, <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20040216031401/http://home.att.net/~donovanhse/Packing/index.html">Packing Circles in Squares and Circles Page.</a>
%H Hugo Pfoertner, <a href="http://www.randomwalk.de/sequences/a084618.pdf">Minimum area of circle needed to cover n circles of area 1</a>
%H E. Specht, <a href="http://hydra.nat.uni-magdeburg.de/packing/cci/cci.html">The best known packings of equal circles in the unit circle</a>
%H E. Specht, <a href="http://hydra.nat.uni-magdeburg.de/packing/cci/txt/records.txt">The sequence of N's that establish density records</a> - provides continuation of the sequence.
%e a(4)=7 because the density 0.7777.. of the best packing of 7 circles (1 central circle surrounded by 6 neighbors) exceeds the density 0.68629.. of the packing of 4 circles arranged in a square.
%Y Cf. A051657 (density records for circles packed into square), A084618, A023393.
%A _Hugo Pfoertner_, Jun 01 2003
%E More terms from _Robert G. Wilson v_, Nov 07 2012