The subdivision of space into a mosaic of regular or irregular shapes, completely covering the space.
Tesselations have been widely explored by the Dutch engraver M.C. ESCHER, and the English mathematician R. PENROSE.
They are useful in the study of modes of space occupation, which probably reflect underlying fields of forces, variously constrained. They suggest at times very odd models which surprisingly may be confirmed by observation, as in crystallography.
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