by Linke, E..
Series: 2010-26, Preprints
Ehrhart's famous theorem states that the number of integral points in a rational polytope is a quasi-polynomial in the integral dilation factor. We study the case of rational dilation factors and it turns out that the number of integral points can still be written as a rational quasi-polynomial. Furthermore the coefficients of this rational quasi-polynomial are piecewise polynomial functions and related to each other by derivation.
Ehrhart polynomials, Lattice points, Rational polytopes