Polygon recutting as a cluster integrable system

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Abstract

Recutting is an operation on planar polygons defined by cutting a polygon along a diagonal to remove a triangle, and then reattaching the triangle along the same diagonal but with opposite orientation. Recuttings along different diagonals generate an action of the affine symmetric group on the space of polygons. We show that this action is given by cluster transformations and is completely integrable. The integrability proof is based on interpretation of recutting as refactorization of quaternionic polynomials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number21
JournalSelecta Mathematica, New Series
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Physics and Astronomy

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