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Title: Rep-cubes: Unfolding and Dissection of Cubes
Authors: Xu, Dawei
Horiyama, Takashi
Uehara, Ryuhei
Keywords: rep-cube
paper folding
pythagorean triple
Issue Date: 2017-07-26
Publisher: CCCG
Magazine name: Proceedings of the 29th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2017)
Start page: 62
End page: 67
Abstract: Last year, a new notion of rep-cube was proposed. A rep-cube is a polyomino that is a net of a cube, and it can be divided into some polyominoes such that each of them can be folded to a cube. This notion was inspired by the notions of polyomino and rep-tile, which were introduced by Solomon W. Golomb. It was proved that there are infinitely many distinct rep-cubes. In this paper, we investigate this new notion and obtain three new results. First, we prove that there does not exist a regular rep-cube of order 3, which solves an open question proposed in the paper. Next, we enumerate all regular rep-cubes of order 2 and 4. For example, there are 33 rep-cubes of order 2; that is, there are 33 dodecominoes that can fold to a cube of size √<2> x √<2> x √<2> and each of them can be divided into two nets of unit cube. Similarly, there are 7185 rep-cubes of order 4. Lastly, we focus on pythagorean triples that consist of three positive integers (a, b,c) with a^2+b^2=c^2. For each of these triples、 we can consider a rep-cube problem that asks whether a net of a cube of size c x c x c can be divided into two nets of two cubes of size a x a x a and b x b x b. We give a partial answer to this natural open question by dividing into more than two pieces. For any given pythagorean triple (a, b, c), we construct five polyominoes that form a net of a cube of size c x c x c and two nets of two cubes of size a x a x a and b x b x b.
Rights: Copyright (C) 2017 Authors. Dawei Xu, Takashi Horiyama, and Ryuhei Uehara, Proceedings of the 29th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2017), 2017, 62-67.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/15126
Material Type: publisher
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