A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted to each other in an angle, so that one or more objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection. The reflectors are enclosed in a tube containing on one end a cell with loose, colored pieces of glass or other transparent materials to be reflected into the viewed pattern. Rotation of the cell causes motion of the materials, resulting in an ever-changing view being presented. Coined by its Scottish inventor David Brewster, "kaleidoscope" is derived from the Ancient Greek word καλός, "beautiful, beauty", εἶδος, "that, seen: form, shape" and σκοπέω, "to look to, to examine", hence "observation of beautiful forms." It was first published in the patent, granted on July 10, 1817. Multiple reflection by two or more reflecting surfaces has been known since antiquity and was described as such by Giambattista della Porta in his Magia Naturalis.
In 1646 Athanasius Kircher described an experiment with a construction of two mirrors, which could be opened and closed like a book and positioned in various angles, showing regular polygon figures consisting of reflected aliquot sectors of 360°. Mr. Bradley's New Improvements in Planting and Gardening described a similar construction to be placed on geometrical drawings to show an image with multiplied reflection. However, an optimal configuration that produces the full effects of the kaleidoscope was not recorded before 1815. In 1814 Sir David Brewster conducted experiments on light polarization by successive reflections between plates of glass and first noted "the circular arrangement of the images of a candle round a center, the multiplication of the sectors formed by the extremities of the plates of glass", he forgot about it, but noticed a more impressive version of the effect during further experiments in February 1815. A while he was impressed by the multiplied reflection of a bit of cement, pressed through at the end of a triangular glass trough, which appeared more regular and perfectly symmetrical in comparison to the reflected objects, situated further away from the reflecting plates in earlier experiments.
This triggered more experiments to find the conditions for the most beautiful and symmetrically perfect conditions. An early version had pieces of colored glass and other irregular objects fixed permanently and was admired by some Members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, including Sir George Mackenzie who predicted its popularity. A version followed in which some of the objects and pieces of glass could move when the tube was rotated; the last step, regarded as most important by Brewster, was to place the reflecting panes in a draw tube with a concave lens to distinctly introduce surrounding objects into the reflected pattern. Brewster thought his instrument to be of great value in "all the ornamental arts" as a device that creates an "infinity of patterns". Artists could delineate the produced figures of the kaleidoscope by means of the solar microscope, magic lantern or camera lucida. Brewster believed it would at the same time become a popular instrument "for the purposes of rational amusement".
He decided to apply for a patent. British patent no. 4136 "for a new Optical Instrument called "The Kaleidoscope" for exhibiting and creating beautiful Forms and Patterns of great use in all the ornamental Arts" was granted in July 1817. The manufacturer engaged to produce the product had shown one of the patent instruments to some of the London opticians to see if he could get orders from them. Soon the instrument was copied and marketed before the manufacturer had prepared any number of kaleidoscopes for sale. An estimated two hundred thousand kaleidoscopes sold in London and Paris in just three months. Brewster figured at most a thousand of these were authorized copies that were constructed while the majority of the others did not give a correct impression of his invention; because so few people had experienced a proper kaleidoscope or knew how to apply it to ornamental arts, he decided to publicize a treatise on the principles and the correct construction of the kaleidoscope. It was thought that the patent was reduced in a Court of Law since its principles were already known.
Brewster stated that the kaleidoscope was different because the particular positions of the object and of the eye, played a important role in producing the beautiful symmetrical forms. Brewster's opinion was shared including James Watt. Philip Carpenter tried to produce his own imitation of the kaleidoscope, but was not satisfied with the results, he decided to offer his services to Brewster as manufacturer. Brewster agreed and Carpenter's models were stamped "sole maker". Realizing that the company could not meet the level of demand, Brewster gained permission from Carpenter in 1818 for the device to be made by other manufacturers. In his 1819 Treatise on the Kaleidoscope Brewster listed more than a dozen manufacturers/sellers of patent kaleidoscopes. Carpenter's company would keep on selling kaleidoscopes for 60 years. H. M. Quackenbush Co. based in upstate New York in the United States was another authorized manufacturer. In 1987, kaleidoscope artist Thea Marshall, working with the Willamette Science and Technology Center, a science museum located in the Eugene, Oregon and constructed a 1,000 square foot traveling mathematics and science exhibition, "Kaleidoscopes: Reflections of Science and Art."
With funding from the National Science Foundation, circulated under the auspices of the Smithsonian Insti
Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter
Harold Scott MacDonald "Donald" Coxeter, FRS, FRSC, was a British-born Canadian geometer. Coxeter is regarded as one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century, he was born in London, received his BA and PhD from Cambridge, but lived in Canada from age 29. He was always called Donald, from his third name MacDonald, he was most noted for his work on higher-dimensional geometries. He was a champion of the classical approach to geometry, in a period when the tendency was to approach geometry more and more via algebra. In his youth, Coxeter composed music and was an accomplished pianist at the age of 10, he felt that mathematics and music were intimately related, outlining his ideas in a 1962 article on "Mathematics and Music" in the Canadian Music Journal. Coxeter went up to Cambridge in 1926 to read mathematics. There he earned his BA in 1928, his doctorate in 1931. In 1932 he went to Princeton University for a year as a Rockefeller Fellow, where he worked with Hermann Weyl, Oswald Veblen, Solomon Lefschetz.
Returning to Trinity for a year, he attended Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminars on the philosophy of mathematics. In 1934 he spent a further year at Princeton as a Procter Fellow. In 1936 Coxeter moved to the University of Toronto. In 1938 he and P. Du Val, H. T. Flather, John Flinders Petrie published The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra with University of Toronto Press. In 1940 Coxeter edited the eleventh edition of Mathematical Recreations and Essays published by W. W. Rouse Ball in 1892, he was elevated to professor in 1948. Coxeter was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1948 and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1950, he met M. C. Escher in 1954 and the two became lifelong friends, he inspired some of the innovations of Buckminster Fuller. Coxeter, M. S. Longuet-Higgins and J. C. P. Miller were the first to publish the full list of uniform polyhedra, he published twelve books. Since 1978, the Canadian Mathematical Society have awarded the Coxeter–James Prize in his honor, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1950 and in 1997 he was awarded their Sylvester Medal.
In 1990, he became a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1997 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1973 he received the Jeffery–Williams Prize. 1940: Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes I, Mathematische Zeitschrift 46: 380-407, MR 2,10 doi:10.1007/BF01181449 1942: Non-Euclidean Geometry, University of Toronto Press, MAA. 1954: "Uniform Polyhedra", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 246: 401–50 doi:10.1098/rsta.1954.0003 1949: The Real Projective Plane 1957: Generators and Relations for Discrete Groups 1980: Second edition, Springer-Verlag ISBN 0-387-09212-9 1961: Introduction to Geometry 1963: Regular Polytopes, Macmillan Company 1967: Geometry Revisited 1970: Twisted honeycombs 1973: Regular Polytopes, Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8 1974: Projective Geometry 1974: Regular Complex Polytopes, Cambridge University Press 1981:, Zero-Symmetric Graphs, Academic Press. 1985: Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, Mathematische Zeitschrift 188: 559–591 1987 Projective Geometry ISBN 978-0-387-40623-7 1988: Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, Mathematische Zeitschrift 200: 3–45 1995: F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson and Asia Ivić Weiss, editors: Kaleidoscopes — Selected Writings of H.
S. M. Coxeter. John Wiley and Sons ISBN 0-471-01003-0 1999: The Beauty of Geometry: Twelve Essays, Dover Publications, LCCN 99-35678, ISBN 0-486-40919-8 Davis, Chandler; the Coxeter Legacy: Reflections and Projections. Providence, R. I.: American Mathematical Society. ISBN 978-0-8218-3722-1. OCLC 62282754. Roberts, Siobhan. King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry. New York: Walker & Company. ISBN 978-0-8027-1499-2. OCLC 71436884. Archival papers held at University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter at the Mathematics Genealogy Project H. S. M. Coxeter, Erich W. Ellers, Branko Grünbaum, Peter McMullen, Asia Ivic Weiss Notices of the AMS: Volume 50, Number 10. Www.donaldcoxeter.com www.math.yorku.ca/dcoxeter webpages dedicated to him Jaron's World: Shapes in Other Dimensions, Discover mag. Apr 2007 The Mathematics in the Art of M. C. Escher video of a lecture by H. S. M. Coxeter, April 28, 2000
In geometry, a uniform 4-polytope is a 4-polytope, vertex-transitive and whose cells are uniform polyhedra, faces are regular polygons. 47 non-prismatic convex uniform 4-polytopes, one finite set of convex prismatic forms, two infinite sets of convex prismatic forms have been described. There are an unknown number of non-convex star forms. Convex Regular polytopes: 1852: Ludwig Schläfli proved in his manuscript Theorie der vielfachen Kontinuität that there are 6 regular polytopes in 4 dimensions and only 3 in 5 or more dimensions. Regular star 4-polytopes 1852: Ludwig Schläfli found 4 of the 10 regular star 4-polytopes, discounting 6 with cells or vertex figures and. 1883: Edmund Hess completed the list of 10 of the nonconvex regular 4-polytopes, in his book Einleitung in die Lehre von der Kugelteilung mit besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Anwendung auf die Theorie der Gleichflächigen und der gleicheckigen Polyeder. Convex semiregular polytopes: 1900: Thorold Gosset enumerated the list of nonprismatic semiregular convex polytopes with regular cells in his publication On the Regular and Semi-Regular Figures in Space of n Dimensions.
1910: Alicia Boole Stott, in her publication Geometrical deduction of semiregular from regular polytopes and space fillings, expanded the definition by allowing Archimedean solid and prism cells. This construction enumerated 45 semiregular 4-polytopes. 1911: Pieter Hendrik Schoute published Analytic treatment of the polytopes derived from the regular polytopes, followed Boole-Stott's notations, enumerating the convex uniform polytopes by symmetry based on 5-cell, 8-cell/16-cell, 24-cell. 1912: E. L. Elte independently expanded on Gosset's list with the publication The Semiregular Polytopes of the Hyperspaces, polytopes with one or two types of semiregular facets. Convex uniform polytopes: 1940: The search was expanded systematically by H. S. M. Coxeter in his publication Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes. Convex uniform 4-polytopes: 1965: The complete list of convex forms was enumerated by John Horton Conway and Michael Guy, in their publication Four-Dimensional Archimedean Polytopes, established by computer analysis, adding only one non-Wythoffian convex 4-polytope, the grand antiprism.
1966 Norman Johnson completes his Ph. D. dissertation The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs under advisor Coxeter, completes the basic theory of uniform polytopes for dimensions 4 and higher. 1986 Coxeter published a paper Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II which included analysis of the unique snub 24-cell structure, the symmetry of the anomalous grand antiprism. 1998-2000: The 4-polytopes were systematically named by Norman Johnson, given by George Olshevsky's online indexed enumeration. Johnson named the 4-polytopes as polychora, like polyhedra for 3-polytopes, from the Greek roots poly and choros; the names of the uniform polychora started with the 6 regular polychora with prefixes based on rings in the Coxeter diagrams. 2004: A proof that the Conway-Guy set is complete was published by Marco Möller in his dissertation, Vierdimensionale Archimedische Polytope. Möller reproduced Johnson's naming system in his listing. 2008: The Symmetries of Things was published by John H. Conway contains the first print-published listing of the convex uniform 4-polytopes and higher dimensions by coxeter group family, with general vertex figure diagrams for each ringed Coxeter diagram permutation, grand antiprism, duoprisms which he called proprisms for product prisms.
He used his own ijk-ambo naming scheme for the indexed ring permutations beyond truncation and bitruncation, with all of Johnson's names were included in the book index. Nonregular uniform star 4-polytopes: 2000-2005: In a collaborative search, up to 2005 a total of 1845 uniform 4-polytopes had been identified by Jonathan Bowers and George Olshevsky. Regular 4-polytopes are a subset of the uniform 4-polytopes. Regular 4-polytopes can be expressed with Schläfli symbol have cells of type, faces of type, edge figures, vertex figures; the existence of a regular 4-polytope is constrained by the existence of the regular polyhedra which becomes cells, which becomes the vertex figure. Existence as a finite 4-polytope is dependent upon an inequality: sin sin > cos The 16 regular 4-polytopes, with the property that all cells, faces and vertices are congruent: 6 regular convex 4-polytopes: 5-cell, 8-cell, 16-cell, 24-cell, 120-cell, 600-cell. 10 regular star 4-polytopes:, and. There are 5 fundamental mirror symmetry point group families in 4-dimensions: A4 =, B4 =, D4 =, F4 =, H4 =.
There are 3 prismatic groups A3A1 =, B3A1 =, H3A1 =, duoprismatic groups: I2×I2 =
Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, relative position of figures, the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a practical way for dealing with lengths and volumes. Geometry began to see elements of formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as the 6th century BC. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by Euclid, whose treatment, Euclid's Elements, set a standard for many centuries to follow. Geometry arose independently in India, with texts providing rules for geometric constructions appearing as early as the 3rd century BC. Islamic scientists expanded on them during the Middle Ages. By the early 17th century, geometry had been put on a solid analytic footing by mathematicians such as René Descartes and Pierre de Fermat. Since and into modern times, geometry has expanded into non-Euclidean geometry and manifolds, describing spaces that lie beyond the normal range of human experience.
While geometry has evolved throughout the years, there are some general concepts that are more or less fundamental to geometry. These include the concepts of points, planes, surfaces and curves, as well as the more advanced notions of manifolds and topology or metric. Geometry has applications to many fields, including art, physics, as well as to other branches of mathematics. Contemporary geometry has many subfields: Euclidean geometry is geometry in its classical sense; the mandatory educational curriculum of the majority of nations includes the study of points, planes, triangles, similarity, solid figures and analytic geometry. Euclidean geometry has applications in computer science and various branches of modern mathematics. Differential geometry uses techniques of linear algebra to study problems in geometry, it has applications in physics, including in general relativity. Topology is the field concerned with the properties of geometric objects that are unchanged by continuous mappings. In practice, this means dealing with large-scale properties of spaces, such as connectedness and compactness.
Convex geometry investigates convex shapes in the Euclidean space and its more abstract analogues using techniques of real analysis. It has close connections to convex analysis and functional analysis and important applications in number theory. Algebraic geometry studies geometry through the use of multivariate polynomials and other algebraic techniques, it has applications including cryptography and string theory. Discrete geometry is concerned with questions of relative position of simple geometric objects, such as points and circles, it shares many principles with combinatorics. Computational geometry deals with algorithms and their implementations for manipulating geometrical objects. Although being a young area of geometry, it has many applications in computer vision, image processing, computer-aided design, medical imaging, etc; the earliest recorded beginnings of geometry can be traced to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt in the 2nd millennium BC. Early geometry was a collection of empirically discovered principles concerning lengths, angles and volumes, which were developed to meet some practical need in surveying, construction and various crafts.
The earliest known texts on geometry are the Egyptian Rhind Papyrus and Moscow Papyrus, the Babylonian clay tablets such as Plimpton 322. For example, the Moscow Papyrus gives a formula for calculating the volume of a truncated pyramid, or frustum. Clay tablets demonstrate that Babylonian astronomers implemented trapezoid procedures for computing Jupiter's position and motion within time-velocity space; these geometric procedures anticipated the Oxford Calculators, including the mean speed theorem, by 14 centuries. South of Egypt the ancient Nubians established a system of geometry including early versions of sun clocks. In the 7th century BC, the Greek mathematician Thales of Miletus used geometry to solve problems such as calculating the height of pyramids and the distance of ships from the shore, he is credited with the first use of deductive reasoning applied to geometry, by deriving four corollaries to Thales' Theorem. Pythagoras established the Pythagorean School, credited with the first proof of the Pythagorean theorem, though the statement of the theorem has a long history.
Eudoxus developed the method of exhaustion, which allowed the calculation of areas and volumes of curvilinear figures, as well as a theory of ratios that avoided the problem of incommensurable magnitudes, which enabled subsequent geometers to make significant advances. Around 300 BC, geometry was revolutionized by Euclid, whose Elements considered the most successful and influential textbook of all time, introduced mathematical rigor through the axiomatic method and is the earliest example of the format still used in mathematics today, that of definition, axiom and proof. Although most of the contents of the Elements were known, Euclid arranged them into a single, coherent logical framework; the Elements was known to all educated people in the West until the middle of the 20th century and its contents are still taught in geometry classes today. Archimedes of Syracuse used the method of exhaustion to calculate the area under the arc of a parabola with the summation of an infinite series, gave remarkably accurate approximations of Pi.
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In geometry, an Ammann–Beenker tiling is a nonperiodic tiling which can be generated either by an aperiodic set of prototiles as done by Robert Ammann in the 1970s, or by the cut-and-project method as done independently by F. P. M. Beenker; because all tilings obtained with the tiles are non-periodic, Ammann–Beenker tilings are considered aperiodic tilings. They are one of the five sets of tilings described in Tilings and Patterns; the Ammann–Beenker tilings have many properties similar to the more famous Penrose tilings, most notably: They are nonperiodic, which means that they lack any translational symmetry. Their non-periodicity is implied by their hierarchical structure: the tilings are substitution tilings arising from substitution rules for growing larger and larger patches; this substitution structure implies that: Any finite region in a tiling appears infinitely many times in that tiling and, in fact, in any other tiling. Thus, the infinite tilings all look similar to one another, they are quasicrystalline: implemented as a physical structure an Ammann–Beenker tiling will produce Bragg diffraction.
This order reflects the fact that the tilings are organized, not through translational symmetry, but rather through a process sometimes called "deflation" or "inflation." All of this infinite global structure is forced through local matching rules on a pair of tiles, among the simplest aperiodic sets of tiles found, Ammann's A5 set. Various methods to describe the tilings have been proposed: matching rules, substitutions and project schemes and coverings. In 1987 Wang and Kuo announced the discovery of a quasicrystal with octagonal symmetry. Amman's A and B tiles in his pair A5 a 45-135-degree rhombus and a 45-45-90 degree triangle, decorated with matching rules that allowed only certain arrangements in each region, forcing the non-periodic and quasiperiodic structures of each of the infinite number of individual Ammann-Beenker tilings. An alternate set of tiles discovered by Ammann, labelled "Ammann 4" in Grünbaum and Shephard, consists of two nonconvex right-angle-edged pieces. One consists of two squares overlapping on a smaller square, while the other consists of a large square attached to a smaller square.
The diagrams below show a portion of the tilings. This is the substitution rule for the alternate tileset; the relationship between the two tilesets. In addition to the edge arrows in the usual tileset, the matching rules for both tilesets can be expressed by drawing pieces of large arrows at the vertices, requiring them to piece together into full arrows. Katz has studied the additional tilings allowed by dropping the vertex constraints and imposing only the requirement that the edge arrows match. Since this requirement is itself preserved by the substitution rules, any new tiling has an infinite sequence of "enlarged" copies obtained by successive applications of the substitution rule; each tiling in the sequence is indistinguishable from a true Ammann–Beenker tiling on a successively larger scale. Since some of these tilings are periodic, it follows that no decoration of the tiles which does force aperiodicity can be determined by looking at any finite patch of the tiling; the orientation of the vertex arrows which force aperiodicity can only be deduced from the entire infinite tiling.
The tiling has an extremal property: among the tilings whose rhombuses alternate, the proportion of squares is found to be minimal in the Ammann–Beenker tilings. The Ammann–Beenker tilings are related to the silver ratio and the Pell numbers; the substitution scheme R → R r R. The eigenvalues of the substitution matrix are 1 + 2 and 1 − 2. In the alternate tileset, the long edges have 1 + 2 times longer sides than the short edges. One set of Conway worms, formed by the short and long diagonals of the rhombs, forms the above strings, with r as the short diagonal and R as the long diagonal. Therefore, the Ammann bars form Pell ordered grids; the Ammann bars for the usual tileset. If the bold outer lines are taken to have length 2 2, the bars split the edges into segments of length 1 + 2 and 2 − 1; the Ammann bars for the alternate tileset. Note that the bars for the asymmetric tile extend outside it; the tesseractic honeycomb has an eightfold rotational symmetry, corresponding to an eightfold rotational symmetry of the tesseract.
A rotation matrix representing this symmetry is: A = [ 0 0 0 − 1 1 0 0 0 0 − 1
In geometry, an alternation or partial truncation, is an operation on a polygon, tiling, or higher dimensional polytope that removes alternate vertices. Coxeter labels an alternation by a prefixed h, standing for half; because alternation reduces all polygon faces to half as many sides, it can only be applied to polytopes with all even-sided faces. An alternated square face becomes a digon, being degenerate, is reduced to a single edge. More any vertex-uniform polyhedron or tiling with a vertex configuration consisting of all even-numbered elements can be alternated. For example, the alternation of a vertex figure with 2a.2b.2c is a.3.b.3.c.3 where the three is the number of elements in this vertex figure. A special case is square faces. So for example, the cube 4.4.4 is alternated as 22.214.171.124.2.3, reduced to 3.3.3, being the tetrahedron, all the 6 edges of the tetrahedra can be seen as the degenerate faces of the original cube. A snub can be seen as an alternation of a truncated truncated quasiregular polyhedron.
In general a polyhedron can be snubbed. All truncated rectified polyhedra can be snubbed, not just from regular polyhedra; the snub square antiprism is an example of a general snub, can be represented by ss, with the square antiprism, s. This alternation operation applies to higher-dimensional polytopes and honeycombs as well, but in general most of the results of this operation will not be uniform; the voids created by the deleted vertices will not in general create uniform facets, there are not enough degrees of freedom to allow an appropriate rescaling of the new edges. Exceptions do exist, such as the derivation of the snub 24-cell from the truncated 24-cell. Examples: Honeycombs An alternated cubic honeycomb is the tetrahedral-octahedral honeycomb. An alternated hexagonal prismatic honeycomb is the gyrated alternated cubic honeycomb. 4-polytope An alternated truncated 24-cell is the snub 24-cell. 4-honeycombs: An alternated truncated 24-cell honeycomb is the snub 24-cell honeycomb. A hypercube can always be alternated into a uniform demihypercube.
Cube → Tetrahedron → Tesseract → 16-cell → Penteract → demipenteract Hexeract → demihexeract... Coxeter used the operator a, which contains both halves, so retains the original symmetry. For even-sided regular polyhedra, a represents a compound polyhedron with two opposite copies of h. For odd-sided, greater than 3, regular polyhedra a, becomes a star polyhedron. Norman Johnson extended the use of the altered operator a, b for blended, c for converted, as, respectively; the compound polyhedron, stellated octahedron can be represented by and. The star-polyhedron, small ditrigonal icosidodecahedron, can be represented by and. Here all the pentagons have been alternated into pentagrams, triangles have been inserted to take up the resulting free edges. A similar operation can truncate alternate vertices, rather than just removing them. Below is a set of polyhedra; these have two types of vertices. Truncating the "higher order" vertices and both vertex types produce these forms: Conway polyhedral notation Wythoff construction Coxeter, H.
S. M. Regular Polytopes, Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8 Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Manuscript N. W. Johnson: The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs, Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, 1966 Weisstein, Eric W. "Snubification". MathWorld. Richard Klitzing, alternated facetings, Stott-Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams, Symmetry: Culture and Science, Vol. 21, No.4, 329-344, George. "Alternation". Glossary for Hyperspace. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Polyhedra Names, snub
Tiling with rectangles
A tiling with rectangles is a tiling which uses rectangles as its parts. The domino tilings are tilings with rectangles of 1 × 2 side ratio; the tilings with straight polyominoes of shapes such as 1 × 3, 1 × 4 and tilings with polyominoes of shapes such as 2 × 3 fall into this category. Some tiling of rectangles include: The smallest square that can be cut into rectangles, such that all m and n are different integers, is the 11 × 11 square, the tiling uses five rectangles; the smallest rectangle that can be cut into rectangles, such that all m and n are different integers, is the 9 × 13 rectangle, the tiling uses five rectangles. Squaring the square Tessellation Tiling puzzle