#### Document Type

Article

#### Publication Date

10-1-2014

#### Published In

Geometriae Dedicata

#### Abstract

This paper concerns the topology of configuration spaces of linkages whose underlying graph is a single cycle. Assume that the edge lengths are such that there are no configurations in which all the edges lie along a line. The main results are that, modulo translations and rotations, each component of the space of convex configurations is homeomorphic to a closed Euclidean ball and each component of the space of embedded configurations is homeomorphic to a Euclidean space. This represents an elaboration on the topological information that follows from the convexification theorem of Connelly, Demaine, and Rote.

#### Recommended Citation

Don H. Shimamoto and Mary K. Wootters , '08.
(2014).
"Configuration Spaces Of Convex And Embedded Polygons In The Plane".
*Geometriae Dedicata*.
Volume 172,
Issue 1.
121-134.

http://works.swarthmore.edu/fac-math-stat/82

## Comments

This work is a preprint that is freely available from arXiv.org at arXiv:0811.1365, courtesy of Springer Verlag.