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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2016.66
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Devadoss, Satyan ; Epstein, Ziv ; Smirnov, Dmitriy

Visualizing Scissors Congruence

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Consider two simple polygons with equal area. The Wallace-Bolyai-Gerwien theorem states that these polygons are scissors congruent, that is, they can be dissected into finitely many congruent polygonal pieces. We present an interactive application that visualizes this constructive proof.

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  author =	{Satyan Devadoss and Ziv Epstein and Dmitriy Smirnov},
  title =	{{Visualizing Scissors Congruence}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2016)},
  pages =	{66:1--66:3},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-009-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2016},
  volume =	{51},
  editor =	{S{\'a}ndor Fekete and Anna Lubiw},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-59585},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2016.66},
  annote =	{Keywords: polygonal congruence, geometry, rigid transformations}

Keywords: polygonal congruence, geometry, rigid transformations
Collection: 32nd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2016)
Issue Date: 2016
Date of publication: 10.06.2016

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