The Fixing Block Method in Combinatorics on Words

We give an overview of the method of fixing blocks introduced by Shelton. We apply the method to words which are nonrepetitive up to mod k.

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Correspondence to James D. Currie.

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Currie, J.D., Pierce, C.W. The Fixing Block Method in Combinatorics on Words. Combinatorica 23, 571–584 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00493-003-0034-z

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