By M. N. Huxley

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Dirichlet's pigeon-hole principle. There is some smaller set containing many of the integer points. Introduction 43 2. Approximation. The point set is defined by certain inequalities. If these involve smooth functions, then the functions can be approximated on the smaller set by Taylor polynomials, preferably linear. 3. Combination. For each integer point, there is some integer constructed from its coordinates. If this integer is numerically less than unity, then it must be zero, and we have shown that the integer points in the smaller set all satisfy some relation.

We are now ready to compare the area of a convex polygon P1 P2 ... PN with the number of lattice points inside. We also refer to P. as P. in the following construction. For each vertex P,,, let Qn be the centre of the lattice square containing P. For n =1, ... , N, let Rn be that corner of the rectangle, with diagonal Qn - 1Q,, and sides parallel to the axes, which is on the side of Qn_1Qn corresponding to the inside of the polygon. Then R1Q1R2Q2 . . RNQN forms a 2N-sided polygon with sides parallel to the The discrepancy of a polygon 37 Pn n Qn-1 Rn Pn-1 FIG.

We show that the area exists when C is a convex curve, of length A say. The curve nMC has length nMA, and the x-coordinate changes by at most nMA/2 on the curve nMC. Hence at most nMA/2 + 1 lattice lines parallel to the y-axis are cut by the curve nMC (Fig. 3), since the curve has to go there and back again. Similarly there are at most nMA/2 + 1 lattice lines parallel to the x-axis which are cut by the curve. U2 FIG. 3 through L(nM) lattice squares. If the curve never cuts a lattice line, then L(nM) = 1.