Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 7 May 2012

CalTitle1: SUMS: Guo -- Tiling Problems

Auth: gilesg@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

Which rectangles can you tile by only using 1 by 2 tiles? What about 3 by 4 tiles? What about 2/3 by pi tiles? By examining a variety of techniques, such as colouring, generating functions and graph theory, we will attempt to answer most of your rectangular tiling problems, so you can finally make peace with your bathroom decorator.