We investigate a certain dual relationship between piecewise rotations of a circle and interval exchange maps. In 2005, Cruz and da Rocha [A generalization of the Gauss map and some classical theorems on continued fractions. Nonlinearity 18 (2005), 505–525] introduced a notion of ‘castles’ arising from piecewise rotations of a circle. We extend their idea and introduce a continuum version of castles, which we show to be equivalent to Veech’s zippered rectangles [Gauss measures for transformations on the space of interval exchange maps. Ann. of Math. (2) 115 (1982), 201–242]. We show that a fairly natural map defined on castles represents the inverse of the natural extension of the Rauzy map.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics