Discrete Extremal Length and Cube Tilings in Finite Dimensions
Discrete conformal geometry, Extremal length, Tiling by cubes, Triple intersection property
Computational Methods and Function Theory
Extremal length is a conformal invariant that transfers naturally to the discrete setting, giving square tilings as a natural combinatorial analog of conformal mappings. Recent work by S. Hersonsky has explored generalizing these ideas to three-dimensional cube tilings. The connections between discrete extremal length and cube tilings survive the dimension jump, but a condition called the triple intersection property is needed to generalize existence arguments. We show that this condition is too strong to realize a tiling, thus showing that discrete conformal mappings are far more limited in dimension three, mirroring the classical phenomenon. We also generalize results about discrete extremal length beyond dimension three and introduce some necessary conditions for cube tilings.
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DOI of published version
Wood, William E., "Discrete Extremal Length and Cube Tilings in Finite Dimensions" (2015). Faculty Publications. 1271.