Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie
Contributions to Algebra and Geometry
Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 47-55 (2003)
Squaring the Circle by Dissection
Eike Hertel and Christian RichterMathematisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, D-07740 Jena, Germany, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, e-mail: email@example.com
Abstract: The set-theoretical circle-squaring problem goes back to Tarski: Can a circle be partitioned into sets that can be reassembled to form a square? We give a short survey on results to this question and add new claims concerning ``scissor congruence'' of circle and square with respect to particular affine transformations.
Keywords: squaring the circle, equidecomposable, congruent by dissection, homothety, similarity, equiaffine map, affine map
Classification (MSC2000): 52B45
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