Paper by Erik D. Demaine
- Therese Biedl, Timothy M. Chan, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Paul Nijjar, Ryuhei Uehara, and Ming-wei Wang, “Tighter Bounds on the Genus of Nonorthogonal Polyhedra Built from Rectangles”, in Proceedings of the 14th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2002), Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, August 12–14, 2002, pages 105–108.
We prove that there is a polyhedron with genus 6 whose faces are
orthogonal polygons (equivalently, rectangles) and yet the angles between some
faces are not multiples of 90°, so the polyhedron itself is not
orthogonal. On the other hand, we prove that any such polyhedron must have
genus at least 3. These results improve the bounds of Donoso and O'Rourke
 that there are nonorthogonal polyhedra with orthogonal faces and
genus 7 or larger, and any such polyhedron must have genus at
least 2. We also demonstrate nonoverlapping one-piece edge-unfoldings
(nets) for the genus-7 and genus-6 polyhedra.
- This paper is also available from the electronic proceedings as http://www.cs.uleth.ca/~wismath/cccg/papers/C95.ps.
- The paper is 4 pages.
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