Minimal Covers of the Archimedean Tilings, Part 1

  • Daniel Pellicer Instituto De Matematicas, Unidad Moreli
  • Gordon Williams University of Alaska Fairbanks
Keywords: Abstract polytope, uniform tiling, Archimedean tiling, quotient polytope, regular cover, string C-group.


We discuss representations of non-finite polyhedra as quotients of regular polytopes. We provide some structural results about the minimal regular covers of non-finite polyhedra and about the stabilizer subgroups of their flags under the flag action of the automorphism group of the covering polytope. As motivating examples we discuss the minimal regular covers of the Archimedean tilings, and we construct explicit minimal regular covers for three of them.

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