Given a continuous function from Euclidean space to the real line, we analyze (under some natural assumption on the function), the set of values it takes on translates of lattices. Our results are of the flavor: For almost any translate the set of values is dense in the set of possible values. The results are then applied to a variety of concrete examples obtaining new information in classical discussions in different areas in mathematics; in particular, Minkowski’s conjecture regarding products of inhomogeneous forms and inhomogeneous Diophantine approximations.
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Uri Shapira, Grids with dense values. Comment. Math. Helv. 88 (2013), no. 2, pp. 485–506DOI 10.4171/CMH/293