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    Thurston's sphere packings on 3-dimensional manifolds, I

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    Thurston's sphere packing on a 3-dimensional manifold is a generalization of Thusrton's circle packing on a surface, the rigidity of which has been open for many years. In this paper, we prove that Thurston's Euclidean sphere packing is locally determined by combinatorial scalar curvature up to scaling, which generalizes Cooper-Rivin-Glickenstein's local rigidity for tangential sphere packing on 3-dimensional manifolds. We also prove the infinitesimal rigidity that Thurston's Euclidean sphere packing can not be deformed (except by scaling) while keeping the combinatorial Ricci curvature fixed.Comment: Arguments are simplife

    Discrete schemes for Gaussian curvature and their convergence

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    In this paper, several discrete schemes for Gaussian curvature are surveyed. The convergence property of a modified discrete scheme for the Gaussian curvature is considered. Furthermore, a new discrete scheme for Gaussian curvature is resented. We prove that the new scheme converges at the regular vertex with valence not less than 5. By constructing a counterexample, we also show that it is impossible for building a discrete scheme for Gaussian curvature which converges over the regular vertex with valence 4. Finally, asymptotic errors of several discrete scheme for Gaussian curvature are compared
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