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Wallpaper Functions
Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Frank A. Farris, Santa Clara University
  • Rima Lanning
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Elsevier B.V.

Instead of making wallpaper by repeating copies of a motif, we construct wallpaper functions. These are functions on ℝ2 that are invariant under the action of one of the 17 planar crystallographic groups. We also construct functions with antisymmetries, and offer a complete analysis of types. Techniques include exhibiting bases for various spaces of wallpaper functions, and an algebraic definition of equivalence of pattern type.

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Farris, Frank A. with Rima Lanning. “Wallpaper Functions.” Expositiones Mathematicae, 20:3 (2002): 193–214.