# Counting Berg partitions via Sturmian words and substitution tilings

### Artur Siemaszko

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland### Maciej P. Wojtkowski

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

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## Abstract

We develop the connection of Berg partitions with special substitution tilings of two tiles. We obtain a new proof that the number of Berg partitions with a fixed connectivity matrix is equal to half of the sum of its entries, [12]. This approach together with the formula of Seebold [10], for the number of substitutions preserving a given Sturmian sequence, shows that all of the combinatorial substitutions can be realized geometrically as Berg partitions. We treat Sturmian tilings as intersection tilings of bi-partitions. Using the symmetries of bi-partitions we obtain geometrically the palindromic properties of Sturmian sequences (Theorem 3) established combinatorially by de Luca and Mignosi, [6].