Discrete cyclic systems and circle congruences

  title={Discrete cyclic systems and circle congruences},
  author={Udo Hertrich-Jeromin and Gudrun Szewieczek},
  journal={Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata (1923 -)},
We discuss integrable discretizations of 3-dimensional cyclic systems, that is, orthogonal coordinate systems with one family of circular coordinate lines. In particular, the underlying circle congruences are investigated in detail and characterized by the existence of a certain flat connection. Within the developed framework, discrete cyclic systems with a family of discrete flat fronts in hyperbolic space and discrete cyclic systems, where all coordinate surfaces are discrete Dupin cyclides… 

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