In the net you find many interesting resources on tilings, just search ! Some special sites:
- http://www.scienceu.com/geometry/articles/tiling/ and
- http://www.coolmath4kids.com/tesspag1.html with a lot of elementary material,
- http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Tiling.html which is more advanced and gives many important definitions,
- http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard/tiling.html with many links to great sites.
There are important books
- Tilings and Patterns (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Branko Grunbaum and G. C. Shephard, which will be reprinted and newly available in june,
- The Symmetry of Things by John H Conway, Heidi Burgiel and Chaim Goodman-Strauss, which I like very much because of the interesting material and pictures.
In the next post I am explaining same basics. You will find more details in the above resources.