Discrete & Computational Geometry

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 812–837 | Cite as

Slider-Pinning Rigidity: a Maxwell–Laman-Type Theorem



We define and study slider-pinning rigidity, giving a complete combinatorial characterization. This is done via direction-slider networks, which are a generalization of Whiteley’s direction networks.


Rigidity theory Matroids Sparse graphs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentSmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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