POLYOMINO TILINGS

Polyomino Tilings

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Dominoes and L triomino¶

Prime rectangles: 7.

Smallest rectangle tilings¶

Smallest rectangle (2x4):

Smallest square (3x3):

Rectangle tilings' solutions count (including symmetric)¶

Blue number (P) - strongly prime rectangle (which cannot be divided into two or more number of rectangles tileable by this set).

Green number (W) - weakly prime rectangle (which cannot be divided into two rectangles tileable by this set, but which can be divided into three or more rectangles).

Red number (C) - composite rectangle (which can be divided into two rectangles tileable by this set).

Gray number - it is unknown whether rectangle is prime or composite.

Question mark (?) - solution count is unknown.

Click on underlined numbers to view picture with one solution.

Smallest prime reptiles¶

Smallest prime reptiles (2Ix2, 3Lx2):

Reptile tilings' solutions count (including symmetric)¶

polyomino \ n²
I domino06P584P617528C
L triomino034P28983P≥212429632C

Smallest common multiples¶

Smallest common multiple (area 6):

area6
solutions≥3P

Formulas¶

$N(w; h)$ - number of ways to tile $w\times h$ rectangle (including symmetric solutions)

$T(w; h) = \begin{cases} 1, & N(w; h) \geq 1 \\ 0, & \text{else} \end{cases}$ - tileability function, $1$ if tiles rectangle, $0$ otherwise

$A(w; h) = \left(N(w; h)\right)^{\frac{1}{wh}}$ - average number of ways to tile cell in $w\times h$ rectangle (including symmetric solutions)

$G(T; x; y) = \sum_{w=1}^{\infty}\sum _{h=1}^{\infty}T(w; h)x^wy^h$ - bivariate generating function of $T(w; h)$

$G(A; x; y) = \sum_{w=1}^{\infty}\sum _{h=1}^{\infty}A(w; h)x^wy^h$ - bivariate generating function of $A(w; h)$

$N(1; h) = 0 \tag{1}$