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Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 175–187 | Cite as

Compact surfaces as configuration spaces of mechanical linkages

  • Denis Jordan
  • Marcel Steiner
Article

Abstract

There exists a homeomorphism between any compact orientable closed surface and the configuration space of an appropriate mechanical linkage defined by a weighted graph embedded in the Euclidean plane.

Keywords

Configuration Space Weighted Graph Mechanical Linkage Euclidean Plane Compact Surface 
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© Hebrew University 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut der Universität BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Départment de Mathématiques EPF LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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