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Squaring rectangles for dumbbells

Authors: J. W. Cannon, W. J. Floyd and W. R. Parry
Journal: Conform. Geom. Dyn. 12 (2008), 109-132
MSC (2000): Primary 52C20, 52C26
Published electronically: August 14, 2008
MathSciNet review: 2434355
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Abstract: The theorem on squaring a rectangle (see Schramm [Israel J. Math. 84 (1993)] and Cannon-Floyd-Parry [Contemp. Math. 169, AMS, 1994]) gives a combinatorial version of the Riemann mapping theorem. We elucidate by example (the dumbbell) some of the limitations of rectangle-squaring as an approximation to the classical Riemann mapping.

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J. W. Cannon
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602

W. J. Floyd
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
MR Author ID: 67750

W. R. Parry
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
MR Author ID: 136390

Keywords: Finite subdivision rules, combinatorial moduli, squaring rectangles
Received by editor(s): June 19, 2008
Published electronically: August 14, 2008
Article copyright: © Copyright 2008 American Mathematical Society