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December 2006 On Disk-like Self-affine Tiles Arising from Polyominoes
Johannes Gmainer, Jörg M. Thuswaldner
Methods Appl. Anal. 13(4): 351-372 (December 2006).


In this paper we study a class of plane self-affine lattice tiles that are defined using polyominoes. In particular, we characterize which of these tiles are homeomorphic to a closed disk. It turns out that their topological structure depends very sensitively on their defining parameters.

In order to achieve our results we use an algorithm of Scheicher and the second author which allows to determine neighbors of tiles in a systematic way as well as a criterion of Bandt and Wang, with that we can check disk-likeness of a self-affine tile by analyzing the set of its neighbors.


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Johannes Gmainer. Jörg M. Thuswaldner. "On Disk-like Self-affine Tiles Arising from Polyominoes." Methods Appl. Anal. 13 (4) 351 - 372, December 2006.


Published: December 2006
First available in Project Euclid: 5 February 2008

zbMATH: 1140.28300
MathSciNet: MR2384259

Primary: 05B50 , 28A80 , 54F65

Keywords: polyomino , self-affine tile , topological disk

Rights: Copyright © 2006 International Press of Boston


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