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Has anyone discovered a convex space-filling 15-faced polyhedron?

I've been looking for extensive surveys regarding space-filling polyhedra, but have only come across Michael Goldbergs "Convex polyhedral space-fillers of more than twelve faces" from 1979, stating ...
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Proof that 12 in a row tic-tac-toe is a tie game?

How can be it proved that tic-tac-toe on an infinite grid (winning with 12 in a row, a column or a diagonal) can always end in a tie (with optimal strategies of both players)? There is a hint: to use ...
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Is the rhombic dodecahedron the only isohedral polyhedron that tiles 3-space (other than the cube)?

Is the rhombic dodecahedron the only face-transitive (or isohedral, i.e. all faces are the same) polyhedron that seamlessly tiles 3-dimensional Euclidean space (other than the cube)? I'm looking ...
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Numerically define tessellation / tiling?

Assuming that you know how to express and define a geometric shape, either with a Cartesian coordinate system or with trigonometric curves, in a discrete set or in a complex set, there is a way to ...
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Heptagonal tesselations

Are there any tesselations of the Euclidean plane that use only regular polygons such that one of them is a heptagon? If so, what is the tesselation that uses the fewest different types of polygon ...
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What is the dual lattice of Kagome lattice?

We know that the dual lattice of a triangular lattice is the honeycomb lattice. What is the dual lattice of Kagome lattice?
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Integrating with Aperiodic Tessellations

Is it possible that there aperiodic tessellations (specifically using a voronoi diagram) can find the area under a curve, but can not be done using right quadrilaterals? The big debate I have is if ...
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What are the conditions for a polygon to be tessellated?

Upon one of my mathematical journey's (clicking through wikipedia), I encountered one of the most beautiful geometrical concept that I have ever encountered in my 16 and a half years on this oblate ...
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Covering an area equally with layers of non-tesselating polygons

A series of hexagons on an hexagonal lattice means that the every point in the entire area is covered by one polygon only. A grid of octagons will not tesselate, leaving square holes such that 4/18 ...
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How many ways to arrange Lego bricks on a Lego board?

Let's say I have a board like this one (though significantly smaller, it's 4x7) and I have two 2x3 bricks. I'd like to know how many ways to arrange the bricks on the board. The bricks should ...
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Nets of Geodesic spheres

I would realize the papercraft of a geodesic sphere like this: It is the dual of the one discussed in THIS OTHER QUESTION . Where can I find the printable nets, or the online resources to create ...
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Does there exist a tessellation of a 3-D object such that no two objects touch by corner or edge only?

A hex grid is special in 2D geometry because it can tile itself in a way such that any two hexagons that touch a corner must also touch by an edge. This makes it useful for game planning because the ...
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Simulation of typical cell in Poisson Voronoi tessellation

I would like to simulate a typical cell in Poisson-Voronoi tessellation model. I want to save the Cartesian coordinates of all vertices of the typical cell for each realization. How to do it? Thank ...
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how to generate tesselation cells using the Poincare disk model?

I'm a computer programmer, and while I like math, this is an area where my understanding of math falls short of what I need in order to apply it successfully. I've been looking at M.C. Escher's ...
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Questions about triangles, n-gons, and tessellations of the hyperbolic plane

Why there are infinitely many regular tessellations of the hyperbolic plane? Can there be a triangle made up of three straight lines in the hyperbolic plane? I know it's impossible since the angle ...
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form of groups of motions of tessellations

I have read from the book "Mathmatics and Its History" by John Stillwell. In Section 18.6 it is about complex interpretations of geometry. The book says: The triangle and hexagon tessellations have ...
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doubly periodic functions as tessellations (other than parallelograms)

I think of a snapshot of a single period of a doubly periodic function as one parallelogram-shaped tile in a tessellation, could a function have a period that repeats like honeycomb or some other not ...
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Giant Pufferfish skin pattern―how could that be generated

I just started my investigations about tesselations and tilings for some very special kind of design Project. I came over that image: It shows a part of the Giant Pufferfish's skin and I am very ...
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Aperiodic hexagonal tiling?

Is there any known aperiodic tiling of the plane using hexagons? Wang tiles are a known aperiodic tiling using squares. I'm looking for something similar using hexagons.
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Why are triangles, squares and hexagons the only polygons with which it is possible to tile a plane?

Ok so I have heard that the only regular polygons which can completely fll the plane without overlaping are the 3,4 and 6 sided ones. I have also heard about penrose tilings but this question ignores ...
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How is tessellation defined in Mathematics?

Hi. I am a GCSE student and I am interested in Maths. I read few books on maths and learned some mathematical analysis. I know of convergent series but I would like to know how identical sets(not ...
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Mathematical notation to describe tiling shapes?

I stumbled across the following Wikipedia article which contained information on tiling by regular polygons. Underneath each image, it contained a sort of sequence of numbers which appears to be ...
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what is the theoretical solution to Voronoi domain distribution for 2D random point sets

Consider a large set of random points in 2D plane generated by Poisson process. And consider only the finite Voronoi domains generated using these points. Is there a theoretical solution to the ...
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Dissecting an equilateral triangle into equilateral triangles of pairwise different sizes

It is know that a square can be dissected into other square such that no two of the squares have the same size. This is the simplest dissection of that kind: Is it also possible to dissect an ...
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What tesselated three-dimensional shape gives the maximum volume with the minimum surface area?

I recently read an article on the future of buildings. I have long been interested in architecture and it seems to me that this article makes some very good points. It got me thinking about the ...
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The maths behind 'Sky and Water 1' by Escher

I've been inspired by Eschers 'Sky and Water1' woodcut, his work is so mindblowing, it got me thinking whats the maths behind it. How did he do it?
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Floret Tessellation of a Sphere

I'm a programmer looking to create a 3D model of a Floret Tessellation of a sphere, like the one in this picture Class III 8,11 floret planar net (source) If anyone could point me in the right ...
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Largest online database of quasicrystal

This paper gives a broken link and Google was not of any help either yielding introductory materials on the subject. Anyone knows if the database (if it exists) has been moved to a new server and if ...
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Can someone explain the math behind tessellation?

Tessellation is fascinating to me, and I've always been amazed by the drawings of M.C.Escher, particularly interesting to me, is how he would've gone about calculating tessellating shapes. In my ...
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Plane tessellation $6^2*3^2$

An article I am reading mentioned "the plane tessellation $6^2*3^2$", I tried looking it up and I found all sort of plane tessellations - but not $6^2*3^2$. However, I did find information about ...
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A Voronoi diagram with two dimensional generators on a “warped” plane

Consider this set of two dimensional generators (red polygons top left). A Voronoi diagram of these polygons is shown at bottom left. Now consider the same set of two dimensional generators on some ...
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Is there a way to tessellate an area using triangles and minimize/specify the number of unique triangles?

Is it possible to tessellate a planar surface from triangles but with the following constraints: density (average number of triangles) can be varied. a finite set of unique triangles are used for ...
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What is the most frequent number of edges of Voronoi cells of a large set of random points?

Consider a large set of points with coordinates that are uniformly distributed within a unit-length segment. Consider a Voronoi diagram built on these points. If we consider only non-infinite cells, ...
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How do I calculate the unique k-dimensional hypersphere's center from k+1 points?

I'm working with the Bowyer-Watson algorithm to determine the Delaunay tessellation of stochastic points in k-dimensional space. This algorithm assumes that the center of a simplex can be used as the ...
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counting edges in tesselations of a torus

Tesselate a torus with finitely many simply connected polygons. Do not allow four or more of them to meet at a point. In counting the edges, don't count a "straight line" as just one edge if it's ...
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Why a tesselation of the plane by a convex polygon of 7 or more sides is not possible?

I read in several places, including Wikipedia, that a tessellation of the plane by a single, convex, $n-$sided polygon is not possible for $n\geq7$. I was not able to locate a proof, or a paper that ...
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Are there formulae to determine close-packing polyhedra?

Is there a formula to determine which polyhedra will tessellate in 3D without any spaces?
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Triangulation on Euclidean Space

I have a couple of questions about triangulations of the Euclidean space: Is it possible to have an infinite triangulation of the Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^2$ such that only a finite number of ...
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Employing optimal packing, how many circles (51 mm diameter) can I cut from a rectangle (330 mm×530 mm)

I know that I should use some kind of honeycomb structure but can't work out in which orientation I should arrange it. I've looked at a few websites now and although I have a slightly better idea of ...
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Rotation of Tetrehedra for 3d Tessellation

I'm trying to render some 3d graphics with a bunch of tetrahedra. I'm trying to figure out how to rotate one tetrahedron such that it will be perfectly face-to-face with another tetrahedron. If this ...