10-49 Paul Federbush
Tilings With Very Elastic Dimers (23K, LaTeX) Mar 15, 10
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Abstract. We consider tiles (dimers) each of which covers two vertices of a rectangular lattice. There is a normalized translation invariant weighting on the shape of the tiles. We study the pressure, p, or entropy, (one over the volume times the logarithm of the partition function). We let p_0 (easy to compute) be the pressure in the limit of absolute smoothness (the weighting function is constant). We prove that as the smoothness of the weighting function, suitably defined, increases, p converges to p_0, uniformly in the volume. It is the uniformity statement that makes the result non-trivial. In an earlier paper the author proved this, but with an additional requirement of a certain fall-off on the weighting function. Herein fall-off is not demanded, but there is the technical requirement that each dimer connect a black vertex with a white vertex, vertices colored as on a checker board. This seems like a very basic result in the theory of pressure (entropy) of tilings.

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