# 8-simplex

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Regular enneazetton
(8-simplex)

Orthogonal projection
inside Petrie polygon
Type Regular 8-polytope
Family simplex
Schläfli symbol {3,3,3,3,3,3,3}
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram
7-faces 9 7-simplex
6-faces 36 6-simplex
5-faces 84 5-simplex
4-faces 126 5-cell
Cells 126 tetrahedron
Faces 84 triangle
Edges 36
Vertices 9
Vertex figure 7-simplex
Petrie polygon enneagon
Coxeter group A8 [3,3,3,3,3,3,3]
Dual Self-dual
Properties convex

In geometry, an 8-simplex is a self-dual regular 8-polytope. It has 9 vertices, 36 edges, 84 triangle faces, 126 tetrahedral cells, 126 5-cell 4-faces, 84 5-simplex 5-faces, 36 6-simplex 6-faces, and 9 7-simplex 7-faces. Its dihedral angle is cos−1(1/8), or approximately 82.82°.

It can also be called an enneazetton, or ennea-8-tope, as a 9-facetted polytope in eight-dimensions. The name enneazetton is derived from ennea for nine facets in Greek and -zetta for having seven-dimensional facets, and -on.

## Coordinates

The Cartesian coordinates of the vertices of an origin-centered regular enneazetton having edge length 2 are:

${\displaystyle \left(1/6,\ {\sqrt {1/28}},\ {\sqrt {1/21}},\ {\sqrt {1/15}},\ {\sqrt {1/10}},\ {\sqrt {1/6}},\ {\sqrt {1/3}},\ \pm 1\right)}$
${\displaystyle \left(1/6,\ {\sqrt {1/28}},\ {\sqrt {1/21}},\ {\sqrt {1/15}},\ {\sqrt {1/10}},\ {\sqrt {1/6}},\ -2{\sqrt {1/3}},\ 0\right)}$
${\displaystyle \left(1/6,\ {\sqrt {1/28}},\ {\sqrt {1/21}},\ {\sqrt {1/15}},\ {\sqrt {1/10}},\ -{\sqrt {3/2}},\ 0,\ 0\right)}$
${\displaystyle \left(1/6,\ {\sqrt {1/28}},\ {\sqrt {1/21}},\ {\sqrt {1/15}},\ -2{\sqrt {2/5}},\ 0,\ 0,\ 0\right)}$
${\displaystyle \left(1/6,\ {\sqrt {1/28}},\ {\sqrt {1/21}},\ -{\sqrt {5/3}},\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0\right)}$
${\displaystyle \left(1/6,\ {\sqrt {1/28}},\ -{\sqrt {12/7}},\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0\right)}$
${\displaystyle \left(1/6,\ -{\sqrt {7/4}},\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0\right)}$
${\displaystyle \left(-4/3,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0,\ 0\right)}$

More simply, the vertices of the 8-simplex can be positioned in 9-space as permutations of (0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1), this construction is based on facets of the 9-orthoplex.

## Images

orthographic projections
Ak Coxeter plane A8 A7 A6 A5
Graph
Dihedral symmetry [9] [8] [7] [6]
Ak Coxeter plane A4 A3 A2
Graph
Dihedral symmetry [5] [4] [3]

## Related polytopes and honeycombs

This polytope is a facet in the uniform tessellations: 251, and 521 with respective Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams:

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This polytope is one of 135 uniform 8-polytopes with A8 symmetry.

## References

• H.S.M. Coxeter:
• Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, (3rd edition, 1973), Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8, p.296, Table I (iii): Regular Polytopes, three regular polytopes in n-dimensions (n≥5)
• H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York, 1973, p.296, Table I (iii): Regular Polytopes, three regular polytopes in n-dimensions (n≥5)
• Kaleidoscopes: Selected Writings of H.S.M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 [1]
• (Paper 22) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, [Math. Zeit. 46 (1940) 380-407, MR 2,10]
• (Paper 23) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, [Math. Zeit. 188 (1985) 559-591]
• (Paper 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45]
• John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strass, The Symmetries of Things 2008, ISBN 978-1-56881-220-5 (Chapter 26. pp. 409: Hemicubes: 1n1)
• Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Manuscript (1991)
• N.W. Johnson: The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs, Ph.D. (1966)
• Klitzing, Richard. "8D uniform polytopes (polyzetta) x3o3o3o3o3o3o3o - ene".