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Schlegel diagram
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In geometry, a Schlegel diagram is a projection of a polytope from R d into R d −1 through a point beyond one of its facets or faces. The resulting entity is a subdivision of the facet in R d −1 that is combinatorially equivalent to the original polytope. Named for Victor Schlegel, who in 1886 introduced this tool for studying combinatorial and topological properties of polytopes, in dimensions 3 and 4, a Schlegel diagram is a projection of a polyhedron into a plane figure and a projection of a 4-polytope to 3-space, respectively. As such, Schlegel diagrams are used as a means of visualizing four-dimensional polytopes. The most elementary Schlegel diagram, that of a polyhedron, was described by Duncan Sommerville as follows, if it is projected from any external point, since each ray cuts it twice, it will be represented by a polygonal area divided twice over into polygons. It is always possible by suitable choice of the centre of projection to make the projection of one face completely contain the projections of all the other faces and this is called a Schlegel diagram of the polyhedron. The Schlegel diagram completely represents the morphology of the polyhedron, Sommerville also considers the case of a simplex in four dimensions, The Schlegel diagram of simplex in S4 is a tetrahedron divided into four tetrahedra. More generally, a polytope in n-dimensions has a Schegel diagram constructed by a perspective projection viewed from a point outside of the polytope, all vertices and edges of the polytope are projected onto a hyperplane of that facet. If the polytope is convex, a point near the facet will exist which maps the facet outside, and all other facets inside, so no edges need to cross in the projection. Net – A different approach for visualization by lowering the dimension of a polytope is to build a net, disconnecting facets and this maintains the geometric scale and shape, but makes the topological connections harder to see. Victor Schlegel Theorie der homogen zusammengesetzten Raumgebilde, Nova Acta, Ksl, deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Band XLIV, Nr. 4, Druck von E. Blochmann & Sohn in Dresden, Victor Schlegel Ueber Projectionsmodelle der regelmässigen vier-dimensionalen Körper, Waren. Regular Polytopes, Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8 Grünbaum, Branko, Kaibel, Volker, Klee, Victor, convex polytopes, New York & London, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 0-387-00424-6. George W. Hart, 4D Polytope Projection Models by 3D Printing Nrich maths – for the teenager
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Uniform 4-polytope
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In geometry, a uniform 4-polytope is a 4-polytope which is vertex-transitive and whose cells are uniform polyhedra, and faces are regular polygons. 47 non-prismatic convex uniform 4-polytopes, one set of convex prismatic forms. There are also a number of non-convex star forms. Regular star 4-polytopes 1852, Ludwig Schläfli also found 4 of the 10 regular star 4-polytopes, discounting 6 with cells or vertex figures and this construction enumerated 45 semiregular 4-polytopes. 1912, E. L. Elte independently expanded on Gossets list with the publication The Semiregular Polytopes of the Hyperspaces, polytopes with one or two types of semiregular facets, Convex uniform polytopes,1940, The search was expanded systematically by H. S. M. Coxeter in his publication Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes,1966 Norman Johnson completes his Ph. D. dissertation The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs under advisor Coxeter, completes the basic theory of uniform polytopes for dimensions 4 and higher. 1986 Coxeter published a paper Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II which included analysis of the unique snub 24-cell structure, 1998-2000, The 4-polytopes were systematically named by Norman Johnson, and given by George Olshevskys online indexed enumeration. Johnson named the 4-polytopes as polychora, like polyhedra for 3-polytopes, from the Greek roots poly,2004, A proof that the Conway-Guy set is complete was published by Marco Möller in his dissertation, Vierdimensionale Archimedische Polytope. Möller reproduced Johnsons naming system in his listing,2008, The Symmetries of Things was published by John H. He used his own ijk-ambo naming scheme for the indexed ring permutations beyond truncation and bitruncation, nonregular uniform star 4-polytopes, 2000-2005, In a collaborative search, up to 2005 a total of 1845 uniform 4-polytopes had been identified by Jonathan Bowers and George Olshevsky. Regular 4-polytopes are a subset of the uniform 4-polytopes, which satisfy additional requirements, Regular 4-polytopes can be expressed with Schläfli symbol have cells of type, faces of type, edge figures, and vertex figures. The existence of a regular 4-polytope is constrained by the existence of the regular polyhedra which becomes cells, there are 64 convex uniform 4-polytopes, including the 6 regular convex 4-polytopes, and excluding the infinite sets of the duoprisms and the antiprismatic hyperprisms. 5 are polyhedral prisms based on the Platonic solids 13 are polyhedral prisms based on the Archimedean solids 9 are in the self-dual regular A4 group family,9 are in the self-dual regular F4 group family. 15 are in the regular B4 group family 15 are in the regular H4 group family,1 special snub form in the group family. 1 special non-Wythoffian 4-polytopes, the grand antiprism, TOTAL,68 −4 =64 These 64 uniform 4-polytopes are indexed below by George Olshevsky. Repeated symmetry forms are indexed in brackets, in addition to the 64 above, there are 2 infinite prismatic sets that generate all of the remaining convex forms, Set of uniform antiprismatic prisms - sr× - Polyhedral prisms of two antiprisms. Set of uniform duoprisms - × - A product of two polygons, the 5-cell has diploid pentachoric symmetry, of order 120, isomorphic to the permutations of five elements, because all pairs of vertices are related in the same way. Facets are given, grouped in their Coxeter diagram locations by removing specified nodes, there is one small index subgroup +, order 60, or its doubling +, order 120, defining a omnisnub 5-cell which is listed for completeness, but is not uniform
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Tetrahedron
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In geometry, a tetrahedron, also known as a triangular pyramid, is a polyhedron composed of four triangular faces, six straight edges, and four vertex corners. The tetrahedron is the simplest of all the ordinary convex polyhedra, the tetrahedron is the three-dimensional case of the more general concept of a Euclidean simplex. The tetrahedron is one kind of pyramid, which is a polyhedron with a polygon base. In the case of a tetrahedron the base is a triangle, like all convex polyhedra, a tetrahedron can be folded from a single sheet of paper. For any tetrahedron there exists a sphere on which all four vertices lie, a regular tetrahedron is one in which all four faces are equilateral triangles. It is one of the five regular Platonic solids, which have known since antiquity. In a regular tetrahedron, not only are all its faces the same size and shape, regular tetrahedra alone do not tessellate, but if alternated with regular octahedra they form the alternated cubic honeycomb, which is a tessellation. The regular tetrahedron is self-dual, which means that its dual is another regular tetrahedron, the compound figure comprising two such dual tetrahedra form a stellated octahedron or stella octangula. This form has Coxeter diagram and Schläfli symbol h, the tetrahedron in this case has edge length 2√2. Inverting these coordinates generates the dual tetrahedron, and the together form the stellated octahedron. In other words, if C is the centroid of the base and this follows from the fact that the medians of a triangle intersect at its centroid, and this point divides each of them in two segments, one of which is twice as long as the other. The vertices of a cube can be grouped into two groups of four, each forming a regular tetrahedron, the symmetries of a regular tetrahedron correspond to half of those of a cube, those that map the tetrahedra to themselves, and not to each other. The tetrahedron is the only Platonic solid that is not mapped to itself by point inversion, the regular tetrahedron has 24 isometries, forming the symmetry group Td, isomorphic to the symmetric group, S4. The first corresponds to the A2 Coxeter plane, the two skew perpendicular opposite edges of a regular tetrahedron define a set of parallel planes. When one of these intersects the tetrahedron the resulting cross section is a rectangle. When the intersecting plane is one of the edges the rectangle is long. When halfway between the two edges the intersection is a square, the aspect ratio of the rectangle reverses as you pass this halfway point. For the midpoint square intersection the resulting boundary line traverses every face of the tetrahedron similarly, if the tetrahedron is bisected on this plane, both halves become wedges
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Octahedron
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In geometry, an octahedron is a polyhedron with eight faces, twelve edges, and six vertices. A regular octahedron is a Platonic solid composed of eight equilateral triangles, a regular octahedron is the dual polyhedron of a cube. It is a square bipyramid in any of three orthogonal orientations and it is also a triangular antiprism in any of four orientations. An octahedron is the case of the more general concept of a cross polytope. A regular octahedron is a 3-ball in the Manhattan metric, the second and third correspond to the B2 and A2 Coxeter planes. The octahedron can also be represented as a tiling. This projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths, straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane. An octahedron with edge length √2 can be placed with its center at the origin and its vertices on the coordinate axes, the Cartesian coordinates of the vertices are then. In an x–y–z Cartesian coordinate system, the octahedron with center coordinates, additionally the inertia tensor of the stretched octahedron is I =. These reduce to the equations for the regular octahedron when x m = y m = z m = a 22, the interior of the compound of two dual tetrahedra is an octahedron, and this compound, called the stella octangula, is its first and only stellation. Correspondingly, an octahedron is the result of cutting off from a regular tetrahedron. One can also divide the edges of an octahedron in the ratio of the mean to define the vertices of an icosahedron. There are five octahedra that define any given icosahedron in this fashion, octahedra and tetrahedra can be alternated to form a vertex, edge, and face-uniform tessellation of space, called the octet truss by Buckminster Fuller. This is the only such tiling save the regular tessellation of cubes, another is a tessellation of octahedra and cuboctahedra. The octahedron is unique among the Platonic solids in having a number of faces meeting at each vertex. Consequently, it is the member of that group to possess mirror planes that do not pass through any of the faces. Using the standard nomenclature for Johnson solids, an octahedron would be called a square bipyramid, truncation of two opposite vertices results in a square bifrustum. The octahedron is 4-connected, meaning that it takes the removal of four vertices to disconnect the remaining vertices and it is one of only four 4-connected simplicial well-covered polyhedra, meaning that all of the maximal independent sets of its vertices have the same size
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Triangle
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A triangle is a polygon with three edges and three vertices. It is one of the shapes in geometry. A triangle with vertices A, B, and C is denoted △ A B C, in Euclidean geometry any three points, when non-collinear, determine a unique triangle and a unique plane. This article is about triangles in Euclidean geometry except where otherwise noted, triangles can be classified according to the lengths of their sides, An equilateral triangle has all sides the same length. An equilateral triangle is also a polygon with all angles measuring 60°. An isosceles triangle has two sides of equal length, some mathematicians define an isosceles triangle to have exactly two equal sides, whereas others define an isosceles triangle as one with at least two equal sides. The latter definition would make all equilateral triangles isosceles triangles, the 45–45–90 right triangle, which appears in the tetrakis square tiling, is isosceles. A scalene triangle has all its sides of different lengths, equivalently, it has all angles of different measure. Hatch marks, also called tick marks, are used in diagrams of triangles, a side can be marked with a pattern of ticks, short line segments in the form of tally marks, two sides have equal lengths if they are both marked with the same pattern. In a triangle, the pattern is no more than 3 ticks. Similarly, patterns of 1,2, or 3 concentric arcs inside the angles are used to indicate equal angles, triangles can also be classified according to their internal angles, measured here in degrees. A right triangle has one of its interior angles measuring 90°, the side opposite to the right angle is the hypotenuse, the longest side of the triangle. The other two sides are called the legs or catheti of the triangle, special right triangles are right triangles with additional properties that make calculations involving them easier. One of the two most famous is the 3–4–5 right triangle, where 32 +42 =52, in this situation,3,4, and 5 are a Pythagorean triple. The other one is a triangle that has 2 angles that each measure 45 degrees. Triangles that do not have an angle measuring 90° are called oblique triangles, a triangle with all interior angles measuring less than 90° is an acute triangle or acute-angled triangle. If c is the length of the longest side, then a2 + b2 > c2, a triangle with one interior angle measuring more than 90° is an obtuse triangle or obtuse-angled triangle. If c is the length of the longest side, then a2 + b2 < c2, a triangle with an interior angle of 180° is degenerate
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Vertex figure
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In geometry, a vertex figure, broadly speaking, is the figure exposed when a corner of a polyhedron or polytope is sliced off. Take some vertex of a polyhedron, mark a point somewhere along each connected edge. Draw lines across the faces, joining adjacent points. When done, these form a complete circuit, i. e. a polygon. This polygon is the vertex figure, more precise formal definitions can vary quite widely, according to circumstance. For example Coxeter varies his definition as convenient for the current area of discussion, most of the following definitions of a vertex figure apply equally well to infinite tilings, or space-filling tessellation with polytope cells. Make a slice through the corner of the polyhedron, cutting all the edges connected to the vertex. The cut surface is the vertex figure and this is perhaps the most common approach, and the most easily understood. Different authors make the slice in different places, Wenninger cuts each edge a unit distance from the vertex, as does Coxeter. For uniform polyhedra the Dorman Luke construction cuts each connected edge at its midpoint, other authors make the cut through the vertex at the other end of each edge. For irregular polyhedra, these approaches may produce a figure that does not lie in a plane. A more general approach, valid for convex polyhedra, is to make the cut along any plane which separates the given vertex from all the other vertices. Cromwell makes a cut or scoop, centered on the vertex. The cut surface or vertex figure is thus a spherical polygon marked on this sphere, many combinatorial and computational approaches treat a vertex figure as the ordered set of points of all the neighboring vertices to the given vertex. In the theory of polytopes, the vertex figure at a given vertex V comprises all the elements which are incident on the vertex, edges, faces. More formally it is the -section Fn/V, where Fn is the greatest face and this set of elements is elsewhere known as a vertex star. A vertex figure for an n-polytope is an -polytope, for example, a vertex figure for a polyhedron is a polygon figure, and the vertex figure for a 4-polytope is a polyhedron. Each edge of the vertex figure exists on or inside of a face of the original polytope connecting two vertices from an original face
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Triangular prism
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In geometry, a triangular prism is a three-sided prism, it is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining corresponding sides. A right triangular prism has rectangular sides, otherwise it is oblique, a uniform triangular prism is a right triangular prism with equilateral bases, and square sides. Equivalently, it is a polyhedron of which two faces are parallel, while the normals of the other three are in the same plane. All cross-sections parallel to the faces are the same triangle. A right triangular prism is semiregular or, more generally, a uniform if the base faces are equilateral triangles. It can be seen as a truncated trigonal hosohedron, represented by Schläfli symbol t, alternately it can be seen as the Cartesian product of a triangle and a line segment, and represented by the product x. The dual of a prism is a triangular bipyramid. The symmetry group of a right 3-sided prism with triangular base is D3h of order 12, the rotation group is D3 of order 6. The symmetry group does not contain inversion, the volume of any prism is the product of the area of the base and the distance between the two bases. A truncated right triangular prism has one triangular face truncated at an oblique angle, there are two full D2h symmetry facetings of a triangular prism, both with 6 isosceles triangle faces, one keeping the original top and bottom triangles, and one the original squares. Two lower C3v symmetry faceting have one triangle,3 lateral crossed square faces. This polyhedron is topologically related as a part of sequence of uniform truncated polyhedra with vertex configurations and this polyhedron is topologically related as a part of sequence of cantellated polyhedra with vertex figure, and continues as tilings of the hyperbolic plane. These vertex-transitive figures have reflectional symmetry and this polyhedron is topologically related as a part of sequence of cantellated polyhedra with vertex figure, and continues as tilings of the hyperbolic plane. These vertex-transitive figures have reflectional symmetry, there are 4 uniform compounds of triangular prisms, Compound of four triangular prisms, compound of eight triangular prisms, compound of ten triangular prisms, compound of twenty triangular prisms. Each progressive uniform polytope is constructed vertex figure of the previous polytope, thorold Gosset identified this series in 1900 as containing all regular polytope facets, containing all simplexes and orthoplexes. In Coxeters notation the triangular prism is given the symbol −121, the triangular prism exists as cells of a number of four-dimensional uniform 4-polytopes, including, Wedge Weisstein, Eric W. Triangular prism. Interactive Polyhedron, Triangular Prism surface area and volume of a triangular prism
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Coxeter group
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In mathematics, a Coxeter group, named after H. S. M. Coxeter, is an abstract group that admits a formal description in terms of reflections. Indeed, the finite Coxeter groups are precisely the finite Euclidean reflection groups, however, not all Coxeter groups are finite, and not all can be described in terms of symmetries and Euclidean reflections. Coxeter groups were introduced as abstractions of reflection groups, and finite Coxeter groups were classified in 1935, Coxeter groups find applications in many areas of mathematics. Examples of finite Coxeter groups include the groups of regular polytopes. The condition m i j = ∞ means no relation of the form m should be imposed, the pair where W is a Coxeter group with generators S = is called a Coxeter system. Note that in general S is not uniquely determined by W, for example, the Coxeter groups of type B3 and A1 × A3 are isomorphic but the Coxeter systems are not equivalent. A number of conclusions can be drawn immediately from the above definition, the relation m i i =1 means that 1 =2 =1 for all i, as such the generators are involutions. If m i j =2, then the r i and r j commute. This follows by observing that x x = y y =1, in order to avoid redundancy among the relations, it is necessary to assume that m i j = m j i. This follows by observing that y y =1, together with m =1 implies that m = m y y = y m y = y y =1. Alternatively, k and k are elements, as y k y −1 = k y y −1 = k. The Coxeter matrix is the n × n, symmetric matrix with entries m i j, indeed, every symmetric matrix with positive integer and ∞ entries and with 1s on the diagonal such that all nondiagonal entries are greater than 1 serves to define a Coxeter group. The Coxeter matrix can be encoded by a Coxeter diagram. The vertices of the graph are labelled by generator subscripts, vertices i and j are adjacent if and only if m i j ≥3. An edge is labelled with the value of m i j whenever the value is 4 or greater, in particular, two generators commute if and only if they are not connected by an edge. Furthermore, if a Coxeter graph has two or more connected components, the group is the direct product of the groups associated to the individual components. Thus the disjoint union of Coxeter graphs yields a product of Coxeter groups. The Coxeter matrix, M i j, is related to the n × n Schläfli matrix C with entries C i j = −2 cos , but the elements are modified, being proportional to the dot product of the pairwise generators
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Petrie polygon
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In geometry, a Petrie polygon for a regular polytope of n dimensions is a skew polygon such that every consecutive sides belong to one of the facets. The Petrie polygon of a polygon is the regular polygon itself. For every regular polytope there exists an orthogonal projection onto a plane such that one Petrie polygon becomes a regular polygon with the remainder of the interior to it. The plane in question is the Coxeter plane of the group of the polygon. These polygons and projected graphs are useful in visualizing symmetric structure of the regular polytopes. John Flinders Petrie was the son of Egyptologist Flinders Petrie. He was born in 1907 and as a schoolboy showed remarkable promise of mathematical ability, in periods of intense concentration he could answer questions about complicated four-dimensional objects by visualizing them. He first noted the importance of the skew polygons which appear on the surface of regular polyhedra. When my incredulity had begun to subside, he described them to me, one consisting of squares, six at each vertex, in 1938 Petrie collaborated with Coxeter, Patrick du Val, and H. T. Flather to produce The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra for publication, realizing the geometric facility of the skew polygons used by Petrie, Coxeter named them after his friend when he wrote Regular Polytopes. In 1972, a few months after his retirement, Petrie was killed by a car attempting to cross a motorway near his home in Surrey. The idea of Petrie polygons was later extended to semiregular polytopes, the Petrie polygon of the regular polyhedron has h sides, where h+2=24/. The regular duals, and, are contained within the same projected Petrie polygon, three of the Kepler–Poinsot polyhedra have hexagonal, and decagrammic, petrie polygons. The Petrie polygon projections are most useful for visualization of polytopes of dimension four and this table represents Petrie polygon projections of 3 regular families, and the exceptional Lie group En which generate semiregular and uniform polytopes for dimensions 4 to 8. Coxeter, H. S. M. Regular Polytopes, 3rd ed, Section 4.3 Flags and Orthoschemes, Section 11.3 Petrie polygons Ball, W. W. R. and H. S. M. Coxeter Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 13th ed. The Beauty of Geometry, Twelve Essays, Dover Publications LCCN 99-35678 Peter McMullen, Egon Schulte Abstract Regular Polytopes, ISBN 0-521-81496-0 Steinberg, Robert, ON THE NUMBER OF SIDES OF A PETRIE POLYGON Weisstein, Eric W. Petrie polygon. Weisstein, Eric W. Cross polytope graphs, Weisstein, Eric W. Gosset graph 3_21
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Pentagon
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In geometry, a pentagon is any five-sided polygon or 5-gon. The sum of the angles in a simple pentagon is 540°. A pentagon may be simple or self-intersecting, a self-intersecting regular pentagon is called a pentagram. A regular pentagon has Schläfli symbol and interior angles are 108°, a regular pentagon has five lines of reflectional symmetry, and rotational symmetry of order 5. The diagonals of a regular pentagon are in the golden ratio to its sides. The area of a regular convex pentagon with side length t is given by A = t 225 +1054 =5 t 2 tan 4 ≈1.720 t 2. A pentagram or pentangle is a regular star pentagon and its sides form the diagonals of a regular convex pentagon – in this arrangement the sides of the two pentagons are in the golden ratio. The area of any polygon is, A =12 P r where P is the perimeter of the polygon. Substituting the regular pentagons values for P and r gives the formula A =12 ×5 t × t tan 2 =5 t 2 tan 4 with side length t, like every regular convex polygon, the regular convex pentagon has an inscribed circle. The apothem, which is the r of the inscribed circle. Like every regular polygon, the regular convex pentagon has a circumscribed circle. For a regular pentagon with successive vertices A, B, C, D, E, the regular pentagon is constructible with compass and straightedge, as 5 is a Fermat prime. A variety of methods are known for constructing a regular pentagon, one method to construct a regular pentagon in a given circle is described by Richmond and further discussed in Cromwells Polyhedra. The top panel shows the construction used in Richmonds method to create the side of the inscribed pentagon, the circle defining the pentagon has unit radius. Its center is located at point C and a midpoint M is marked halfway along its radius and this point is joined to the periphery vertically above the center at point D. Angle CMD is bisected, and the bisector intersects the axis at point Q. A horizontal line through Q intersects the circle at point P, to determine the length of this side, the two right triangles DCM and QCM are depicted below the circle. Using Pythagoras theorem and two sides, the hypotenuse of the triangle is found as 5 /2
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Convex polytope
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A convex polytope is a special case of a polytope, having the additional property that it is also a convex set of points in the n-dimensional space Rn. Some authors use the terms polytope and convex polyhedron interchangeably. In addition, some require a polytope to be a bounded set. The terms bounded/unbounded convex polytope will be used whenever the boundedness is critical to the discussed issue. Yet other texts treat a convex n-polytope as a surface or -manifold, Convex polytopes play an important role both in various branches of mathematics and in applied areas, most notably in linear programming. A comprehensive and influential book in the subject, called Convex Polytopes, was published in 1967 by Branko Grünbaum, in 2003 the 2nd edition of the book was published, with significant additional material contributed by new writers. In Grünbaums book, and in other texts in discrete geometry. Grünbaum points out that this is solely to avoid the repetition of the word convex. A polytope is called if it is an n-dimensional object in Rn. Many examples of bounded convex polytopes can be found in the article polyhedron, a convex polytope may be defined in a number of ways, depending on what is more suitable for the problem at hand. Grünbaums definition is in terms of a set of points in space. Other important definitions are, as the intersection of half-spaces and as the hull of a set of points. This is equivalent to defining a bounded convex polytope as the hull of a finite set of points. Such a definition is called a vertex representation, for a compact convex polytope, the minimal V-description is unique and it is given by the set of the vertices of the polytope. A convex polytope may be defined as an intersection of a number of half-spaces. Such definition is called a half-space representation, there exist infinitely many H-descriptions of a convex polytope. However, for a convex polytope, the minimal H-description is in fact unique and is given by the set of the facet-defining halfspaces. A closed half-space can be written as an inequality, a 1 x 1 + a 2 x 2 + ⋯ + a n x n ≤ b where n is the dimension of the space containing the polytope under consideration
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Isogonal figure
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In geometry, a polytope is isogonal or vertex-transitive if, loosely speaking, all its vertices are equivalent. That implies that each vertex is surrounded by the kinds of face in the same or reverse order. Technically, we say that for any two vertices there exists a symmetry of the polytope mapping the first isometrically onto the second. Other ways of saying this are that the group of automorphisms of the polytope is transitive on its vertices, all vertices of a finite n-dimensional isogonal figure exist on an -sphere. The term isogonal has long used for polyhedra. Vertex-transitive is a synonym borrowed from modern ideas such as symmetry groups, all regular polygons, apeirogons and regular star polygons are isogonal. The dual of a polygon is an isotoxal polygon. Some even-sided polygons and apeirogons which alternate two edge lengths, for example a rectangle, are isogonal, all planar isogonal 2n-gons have dihedral symmetry with reflection lines across the mid-edge points. An isogonal polyhedron and 2D tiling has a kind of vertex. An isogonal polyhedron with all faces is also a uniform polyhedron. Geometrically distorted variations of uniform polyhedra and tilings can also be given the vertex configuration, isogonal polyhedra and 2D tilings may be further classified, Regular if it is also isohedral and isotoxal, this implies that every face is the same kind of regular polygon. Quasi-regular if it is also isotoxal but not isohedral, semi-regular if every face is a regular polygon but it is not isohedral or isotoxal. Uniform if every face is a polygon, i. e. it is regular, quasiregular or semi-regular. Noble if it is also isohedral and these definitions can be extended to higher-dimensional polytopes and tessellations. Most generally, all uniform polytopes are isogonal, for example, the dual of an isogonal polytope is called an isotope which is transitive on its facets. A polytope or tiling may be called if its vertices form k transitivity classes. A more restrictive term, k-uniform is defined as a figure constructed only from regular polygons. They can be represented visually with colors by different uniform colorings, edge-transitive Face-transitive Peter R. Cromwell, Polyhedra, Cambridge University Press 1997, ISBN 0-521-55432-2, p.369 Transitivity Grünbaum, Branko, Shephard, G. C
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Isotoxal figure
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In geometry, a polytope, or a tiling, is isotoxal or edge-transitive if its symmetries act transitively on its edges. The term isotoxal is derived from the Greek τοξον meaning arc, an isotoxal polygon is an equilateral polygon, but not all equilateral polygons are isotoxal. The duals of isotoxal polygons are isogonal polygons, in general, an isotoxal 2n-gon will have Dn dihedral symmetry. A rhombus is a polygon with D2 symmetry. All regular polygons are isotoxal, having double the symmetry order. A regular 2n-gon is a polygon and can be marked with alternately colored vertices. An isotoxal polyhedron or tiling must be either isogonal or isohedral or both, regular polyhedra are isohedral, isogonal and isotoxal. Quasiregular polyhedra are isogonal and isotoxal, but not isohedral, their duals are isohedral and isotoxal, not every polyhedron or 2-dimensional tessellation constructed from regular polygons is isotoxal. An isotoxal polyhedron has the dihedral angle for all edges. There are nine convex isotoxal polyhedra formed from the Platonic solids,8 formed by the Kepler–Poinsot polyhedra, cS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list Coxeter, Harold Scott MacDonald, Longuet-Higgins, M. S. Miller, J. C. P. Uniform polyhedra, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, mathematical and Physical Sciences,246, 401–450, doi,10. 1098/rsta.1954.0003, ISSN 0080-4614, JSTOR91532, MR0062446
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5-cell
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In geometry, the 5-cell is a four-dimensional object bounded by 5 tetrahedral cells. It is also known as a C5, pentachoron, pentatope, pentahedroid and it is a 4-simplex, the simplest possible convex regular 4-polytope, and is analogous to the tetrahedron in three dimensions and the triangle in two dimensions. The pentachoron is a four dimensional pyramid with a tetrahedral base, the regular 5-cell is bounded by regular tetrahedra, and is one of the six regular convex 4-polytopes, represented by Schläfli symbol. Pentachoron 4-simplex Pentatope Pentahedroid Pen Hyperpyramid, tetrahedral pyramid The 5-cell is self-dual and its maximal intersection with 3-dimensional space is the triangular prism. Its dihedral angle is cos−1, or approximately 75. 52°, the 5-cell can be constructed from a tetrahedron by adding a 5th vertex such that it is equidistant from all the other vertices of the tetrahedron. The simplest set of coordinates is, with edge length 2√2, a 5-cell can be constructed as a Boerdijk–Coxeter helix of five chained tetrahedra, folded into a 4-dimensional ring. The 10 triangle faces can be seen in a 2D net within a triangular tiling, with 6 triangles around every vertex, the purple edges represent the Petrie polygon of the 5-cell. The A4 Coxeter plane projects the 5-cell into a regular pentagon, the four sides of the pyramid are made of tetrahedron cells. Many uniform 5-polytopes have tetrahedral pyramid vertex figures, Other uniform 5-polytopes have irregular 5-cell vertex figures, the symmetry of a vertex figure of a uniform polytope is represented by removing the ringed nodes of the Coxeter diagram. The compound of two 5-cells in dual configurations can be seen in this A5 Coxeter plane projection, with a red and this compound has symmetry, order 240. The intersection of these two 5-cells is a uniform birectified 5-cell, the pentachoron is the simplest of 9 uniform polychora constructed from the Coxeter group. It is in the sequence of regular polychora, the tesseract, 120-cell, of Euclidean 4-space, all of these have a tetrahedral vertex figure. It is similar to three regular polychora, the tesseract, 600-cell of Euclidean 4-space, and the order-6 tetrahedral honeycomb of hyperbolic space, all of these have a tetrahedral cell. T. Gosset, On the Regular and Semi-Regular Figures in Space of n Dimensions, Messenger of Mathematics, Macmillan,1900 H. S. M. Coxeter, Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8, p.296, Table I, Regular Polytopes, three regular polytopes in n-dimensions H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York,1973, p.296, Table I, Regular Polytopes, Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication,1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 H. S. M, Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, H. S. M, johnson, The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs, Ph. D
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Truncated 5-cell
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In geometry, a truncated 5-cell is a uniform 4-polytope formed as the truncation of the regular 5-cell. There are two degrees of trunctions, including a bitruncation, the truncated 5-cell, truncated pentachoron or truncated 4-simplex is bounded by 10 cells,5 tetrahedra, and 5 truncated tetrahedra. Each vertex is surrounded by 3 truncated tetrahedra and one tetrahedron, the truncated 5-cell may be constructed from the 5-cell by truncating its vertices at 1/3 the edge length. This truncates the 5 tetrahedral cells into truncated tetrahedra, and introduces 5 new tetrahedral cells positioned on the original vertices, the truncated tetrahedra are joined to each other at their hexagonal faces, and to the tetrahedra at their triangular faces. The tetrahedron-first parallel projection of the truncated 5-cell into 3-dimensional space has the following structure, one of the truncated tetrahedral cells project onto the entire envelope. One of the tetrahedral cells project onto a tetrahedron lying at the center of the envelope, four flattened tetrahedra are joined to the triangular faces of the envelope, and connected to the central tetrahedron via 4 radial edges. These are the images of the remaining 4 tetrahedral cells, between the central tetrahedron and the 4 hexagonal faces of the envelope are 4 irregular truncated tetrahedral volumes, which are the images of the 4 remaining trucated tetrahedral cells. This layout of cells in projection is analogous to the layout of faces in the face-first projection of the tetrahedron into 2-dimensional space. The truncated 5-cell is the 4-dimensional analogue of the truncated tetrahedron and these coordinates come from positive orthant facets of the truncated pentacross and bitruncated penteract respectively. The bitruncated 5-cell is a 4-dimensional polytope, or 4-polytope, composed of 10 cells in the shape of truncated tetrahedra, E. L. Elte identified it in 1912 as a semiregular polytope. Each hexagonal face of the tetrahedra is joined in complementary orientation to the neighboring truncated tetrahedron. Each edge is shared by two hexagons and one triangle, each vertex is surrounded by 4 truncated tetrahedral cells in a tetragonal disphenoid vertex figure. The bitruncated 5-cell is the intersection of two pentachora in dual configuration, as such, it is also the intersection of a penteract with the hyperplane that bisects the penteracts long diagonal orthogonally. In this sense it is a 4-dimensional analog of the regular octahedron, the 5-dimensional analog is the birectified 5-simplex, and the n -dimensional analog is the polytope whose Coxeter–Dynkin diagram is linear with rings on the middle one or two nodes. The bitruncated 5-cell is one of the two non-regular uniform 4-polytopes which are cell-transitive, the other is the bitruncated 24-cell, which is composed of 48 truncated cubes. These represent positive orthant facets of the bitruncated pentacross, another 5-space construction, centered on the origin are all 20 permutations of. The regular skew polyhedron, exists in 4-space with 4 hexagonal around each vertex and these hexagonal faces can be seen on the bitruncated 5-cell, using all 60 edges and 20 vertices. The 20 triangular faces of the bitruncated 5-cell can be seen as removed, the dual regular skew polyhedron, is similarly related to the square faces of the runcinated 5-cell
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Four-dimensional space
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For example, the volume of a rectangular box is found by measuring its length, width, and depth. More than two millennia ago Greek philosophers explored in detail the implications of this uniformity, culminating in Euclids Elements. However, it was not until recent times that a handful of insightful mathematical innovators generalized the concept of dimensions to more than three. The idea of adding a fourth dimension began with Joseph-Louis Lagrange in the mid 1700s, in 1880 Charles Howard Hinton popularized these insights in an essay titled What is the Fourth Dimension. Which was notable for explaining the concept of a cube by going through a step-by-step generalization of the properties of lines, squares. The simplest form of Hintons method is to draw two ordinary cubes separated by a distance, and then draw lines between their equivalent vertices. This form can be seen in the accompanying animation whenever it shows a smaller inner cube inside a larger outer cube, the eight lines connecting the vertices of the two cubes in that case represent a single direction in the unseen fourth dimension. Higher dimensional spaces have become one of the foundations for formally expressing modern mathematics and physics. Large parts of these topics could not exist in their current forms without the use of such spaces, calendar entries for example are usually 4D locations, such as a meeting at time t at the intersection of two streets on some building floor. In list form such a meeting place at the 4D location. Einsteins concept of spacetime uses such a 4D space, though it has a Minkowski structure that is a bit more complicated than Euclidean 4D space, when dimensional locations are given as ordered lists of numbers such as they are called vectors or n-tuples. It is only when such locations are linked together into more complicated shapes that the richness and geometric complexity of 4D. A hint of that complexity can be seen in the animation of one of simplest possible 4D objects. Lagrange wrote in his Mécanique analytique that mechanics can be viewed as operating in a four-dimensional space — three dimensions of space, and one of time, the possibility of geometry in higher dimensions, including four dimensions in particular, was thus established. An arithmetic of four dimensions called quaternions was defined by William Rowan Hamilton in 1843 and this associative algebra was the source of the science of vector analysis in three dimensions as recounted in A History of Vector Analysis. Soon after tessarines and coquaternions were introduced as other four-dimensional algebras over R, one of the first major expositors of the fourth dimension was Charles Howard Hinton, starting in 1880 with his essay What is the Fourth Dimension. Published in the Dublin University magazine and he coined the terms tesseract, ana and kata in his book A New Era of Thought, and introduced a method for visualising the fourth dimension using cubes in the book Fourth Dimension. Hintons ideas inspired a fantasy about a Church of the Fourth Dimension featured by Martin Gardner in his January 1962 Mathematical Games column in Scientific American, in 1886 Victor Schlegel described his method of visualizing four-dimensional objects with Schlegel diagrams
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Geometry
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Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer, Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a practical way for dealing with lengths, areas, and volumes. Geometry began to see elements of mathematical science emerging in the West as early as the 6th century BC. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into a form by Euclid, whose treatment, Euclids Elements. Geometry arose independently in India, with texts providing rules for geometric constructions appearing as early as the 3rd century BC, islamic scientists preserved Greek ideas and expanded on them during the Middle Ages. By the early 17th century, geometry had been put on a solid footing by mathematicians such as René Descartes. Since then, and into modern times, geometry has expanded into non-Euclidean geometry and manifolds, while geometry has evolved significantly throughout the years, there are some general concepts that are more or less fundamental to geometry. These include the concepts of points, lines, planes, surfaces, angles, contemporary geometry has many subfields, Euclidean geometry is geometry in its classical sense. The mandatory educational curriculum of the majority of nations includes the study of points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, congruence, similarity, solid figures, circles, Euclidean geometry also has applications in computer science, crystallography, and various branches of modern mathematics. Differential geometry uses techniques of calculus and linear algebra to problems in geometry. It has applications in physics, including in general relativity, topology is the field concerned with the properties of geometric objects that are unchanged by continuous mappings. In practice, this often means dealing with large-scale properties of spaces, convex geometry investigates convex shapes in the Euclidean space and its more abstract analogues, often using techniques of real analysis. It has close connections to convex analysis, optimization and functional analysis, algebraic geometry studies geometry through the use of multivariate polynomials and other algebraic techniques. It has applications in areas, including cryptography and string theory. Discrete geometry is concerned mainly with questions of relative position of simple objects, such as points. It shares many methods and principles with combinatorics, Geometry has applications to many fields, including art, architecture, physics, as well as to other branches of mathematics. The earliest recorded beginnings of geometry can be traced to ancient Mesopotamia, the earliest known texts on geometry are the Egyptian Rhind Papyrus and Moscow Papyrus, the Babylonian clay tablets such as Plimpton 322. For example, the Moscow Papyrus gives a formula for calculating the volume of a truncated pyramid, later clay tablets demonstrate that Babylonian astronomers implemented trapezoid procedures for computing Jupiters position and motion within time-velocity space
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Rectification (geometry)
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In Euclidean geometry, rectification or complete-truncation is the process of truncating a polytope by marking the midpoints of all its edges, and cutting off its vertices at those points. The resulting polytope will be bounded by vertex figure facets and the facets of the original polytope. A rectification operator is denoted by the symbol r, for example, r is the rectified cube. Conway polyhedron notation uses ambo for this operator, in graph theory this operation creates a medial graph. Rectification is the point of a truncation process. The highest degree of rectification creates the dual polytope, a rectification truncates edges to points. A birectification truncates faces to points, a trirectification truncates cells to points, and so on. New vertices are placed at the center of the edges of the original polygon, each platonic solid and its dual have the same rectified polyhedron. The rectified polyhedron turns out to be expressible as the intersection of the original platonic solid with an appropriated scaled concentric version of its dual, the rectified octahedron, whose dual is the cube, is the cuboctahedron. The rectified icosahedron, whose dual is the dodecahedron, is the icosidodecahedron, a rectified square tiling is a square tiling. A rectified triangular tiling or hexagonal tiling is a trihexagonal tiling, examples If a polyhedron is not regular, the edge midpoints surrounding a vertex may not be coplanar. The resulting medial graph remains polyhedral, so by Steinitzs theorem it can be represented as a polyhedron, the Conway polyhedron notation equivalent to rectification is ambo, represented by a. Applying twice aa, is Conways expand operation, e, which is the same as Johnsons cantellation operation, t0,2 generated from regular polyhedral, each Convex regular 4-polytope has a rectified form as a uniform 4-polytope. Its rectification will have two types, a rectified polyhedron left from the original cells and polyhedron as new cells formed by each truncated vertex. A rectified is not the same as a rectified, however, a further truncation, called bitruncation, is symmetric between a 4-polytope and its dual. Examples A first rectification truncates edges down to points, If a polytope is regular, this form is represented by an extended Schläfli symbol notation t1 or r. A second rectification, or birectification, truncates faces down to points, If regular it has notation t2 or 2r. For polyhedra, a birectification creates a dual polyhedron, higher degree rectifications can be constructed for higher dimensional polytopes
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Face (geometry)
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In solid geometry, a face is a flat surface that forms part of the boundary of a solid object, a three-dimensional solid bounded exclusively by flat faces is a polyhedron. In more technical treatments of the geometry of polyhedra and higher-dimensional polytopes, in elementary geometry, a face is a polygon on the boundary of a polyhedron. Other names for a polygonal face include side of a polyhedron, for example, any of the six squares that bound a cube is a face of the cube. Sometimes face is used to refer to the 2-dimensional features of a 4-polytope. With this meaning, the 4-dimensional tesseract has 24 square faces, some other polygons, which are not faces, are also important for polyhedra and tessellations. These include Petrie polygons, vertex figures and facets, any convex polyhedrons surface has Euler characteristic V − E + F =2, where V is the number of vertices, E is the number of edges, and F is the number of faces. This equation is known as Eulers polyhedron formula, thus the number of faces is 2 more than the excess of the number of edges over the number of vertices. For example, a cube has 12 edges and 8 vertices, in higher-dimensional geometry the faces of a polytope are features of all dimensions. A face of dimension k is called a k-face, for example, the polygonal faces of an ordinary polyhedron are 2-faces. In set theory, the set of faces of a polytope includes the polytope itself, for any n-polytope, −1 ≤ k ≤ n. For example, with meaning, the faces of a cube include the empty set, its vertices, edges and squares. Formally, a face of a polytope P is the intersection of P with any closed halfspace whose boundary is disjoint from the interior of P, from this definition it follows that the set of faces of a polytope includes the polytope itself and the empty set. In other areas of mathematics, such as the theories of abstract polytopes and star polytopes, abstract theory still requires that the set of faces include the polytope itself and the empty set. A cell is an element of a 4-dimensional polytope or 3-dimensional tessellation. Cells are facets for 4-polytopes and 3-honeycombs, examples, In higher-dimensional geometry, the facets of a n-polytope are the -faces of dimension one less than the polytope itself. A polytope is bounded by its facets, for example, The facets of a line segment are its 0-faces or vertices. The facets of a polygon are its 1-faces or edges, the facets of a polyhedron or plane tiling are its 2-faces. The facets of a 4D polytope or 3-honeycomb are its 3-faces, the facets of a 5D polytope or 4-honeycomb are its 4-faces
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Simplicial complex
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In mathematics, a simplicial complex is a set composed of points, line segments, triangles, and their n-dimensional counterparts. Simplicial complexes should not be confused with the abstract notion of a simplicial set appearing in modern simplicial homotopy theory. The purely combinatorial counterpart to a complex is an abstract simplicial complex. A simplicial complex K is a set of simplices that satisfies the conditions,1. Any face of a simplex from K is also in K.2, the intersection of any two simplices σ1, σ2 ∈ K is either ∅ or a face of both σ1 and σ2. Note that the empty set is a face of every simplex, see also the definition of an abstract simplicial complex, which loosely speaking is a simplicial complex without an associated geometry. A simplicial k-complex K is a complex where the largest dimension of any simplex in K equals k. For instance, a simplicial 2-complex must contain at least one triangle, a pure or homogeneous simplicial k-complex K is a simplicial complex where every simplex of dimension less than k is a face of some simplex σ ∈ K of dimension exactly k. Informally, a pure 1-complex looks like its made of a bunch of lines, an example of a non-homogeneous complex is a triangle with a line segment attached to one of its vertices. A facet is any simplex in a complex that is not a face of any larger simplex, a pure simplicial complex can be thought of as a complex where all facets have the same dimension. Sometimes the term face is used to refer to a simplex of a complex, for a simplicial complex embedded in a k-dimensional space, the k-faces are sometimes referred to as its cells. The term cell is used in a broader sense to denote a set homeomorphic to a simplex. The underlying space, sometimes called the carrier of a complex is the union of its simplices. Let K be a complex and let S be a collection of simplices in K. The closure of S is the smallest simplicial subcomplex of K that contains each simplex in S. Cl S is obtained by adding to S each face of every simplex in S. The star of S is the union of the stars of each simplex in S, for a single simplex s, the star of s is the set of simplices having a face in s. The link of S equals Cl St S − St Cl S and it is the closed star of S minus the stars of all faces of S. In algebraic topology, simplicial complexes are useful for concrete calculations
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Wythoff construction
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In geometry, a Wythoff construction, named after mathematician Willem Abraham Wythoff, is a method for constructing a uniform polyhedron or plane tiling. It is often referred to as Wythoffs kaleidoscopic construction and it is based on the idea of tiling a sphere, with spherical triangles – see Schwarz triangles. This construction arranges three mirrors at the sides of a triangle, like in a kaleidoscope, however, different from a kaleidoscope, the mirrors are not parallel, but intersect at a single point. They therefore enclose a spherical triangle on the surface of any sphere centered on that point, if the angles of the spherical triangle are chosen appropriately, the triangles will tile the sphere, one or more times. If one places a vertex at a point inside the spherical triangle enclosed by the mirrors. For a spherical triangle ABC we have four possibilities which will produce a uniform polyhedron and this produces a polyhedron with Wythoff symbol a|b c, where a equals π divided by the angle of the triangle at A, and similarly for b and c. A vertex is placed at a point on line AB so that it bisects the angle at C and this produces a polyhedron with Wythoff symbol a b|c. A vertex is placed so that it is on the incenter of ABC and this produces a polyhedron with Wythoff symbol a b c|. The vertex is at a point such that, when it is rotated around any of the corners by twice the angle at that point. Only even-numbered reflections of the vertex are used. The polyhedron has the Wythoff symbol |a b c, the process in general also applies for higher-dimensional regular polytopes, including the 4-dimensional uniform 4-polytopes. Uniform polytopes that cannot be created through a Wythoff mirror construction are called non-Wythoffian and they generally can be derived from Wythoffian forms either by alternation or by insertion of alternating layers of partial figures. Both of these types of figures will contain rotational symmetry, sometimes snub forms are considered Wythoffian, even though they can only be constructed by the alternation of omnitruncated forms. Wythoff symbol - a symbol for the Wythoff construction of uniform polyhedra, coxeter-Dynkin diagram - a generalized symbol for the Wythoff construction of uniform polytopes and honeycombs. Coxeter Regular Polytopes, Third edition, Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8 Coxeter The Beauty of Geometry, Twelve Essays, Dover Publications,1999, ISBN 0-486-40919-8 HarEl, Z. W. A. Wythoff, A relation between the polytopes of the C600-family, Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam, Proceedings of the Section of Sciences,20 966–970, archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Displays Uniform Polyhedra using Wythoffs construction method Description of Wythoff Constructions Jenn, software that generates views of polyhedra and polychora from symmetry groups
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K-face
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In solid geometry, a face is a flat surface that forms part of the boundary of a solid object, a three-dimensional solid bounded exclusively by flat faces is a polyhedron. In more technical treatments of the geometry of polyhedra and higher-dimensional polytopes, in elementary geometry, a face is a polygon on the boundary of a polyhedron. Other names for a polygonal face include side of a polyhedron, for example, any of the six squares that bound a cube is a face of the cube. Sometimes face is used to refer to the 2-dimensional features of a 4-polytope. With this meaning, the 4-dimensional tesseract has 24 square faces, some other polygons, which are not faces, are also important for polyhedra and tessellations. These include Petrie polygons, vertex figures and facets, any convex polyhedrons surface has Euler characteristic V − E + F =2, where V is the number of vertices, E is the number of edges, and F is the number of faces. This equation is known as Eulers polyhedron formula, thus the number of faces is 2 more than the excess of the number of edges over the number of vertices. For example, a cube has 12 edges and 8 vertices, in higher-dimensional geometry the faces of a polytope are features of all dimensions. A face of dimension k is called a k-face, for example, the polygonal faces of an ordinary polyhedron are 2-faces. In set theory, the set of faces of a polytope includes the polytope itself, for any n-polytope, −1 ≤ k ≤ n. For example, with meaning, the faces of a cube include the empty set, its vertices, edges and squares. Formally, a face of a polytope P is the intersection of P with any closed halfspace whose boundary is disjoint from the interior of P, from this definition it follows that the set of faces of a polytope includes the polytope itself and the empty set. In other areas of mathematics, such as the theories of abstract polytopes and star polytopes, abstract theory still requires that the set of faces include the polytope itself and the empty set. A cell is an element of a 4-dimensional polytope or 3-dimensional tessellation. Cells are facets for 4-polytopes and 3-honeycombs, examples, In higher-dimensional geometry, the facets of a n-polytope are the -faces of dimension one less than the polytope itself. A polytope is bounded by its facets, for example, The facets of a line segment are its 0-faces or vertices. The facets of a polygon are its 1-faces or edges, the facets of a polyhedron or plane tiling are its 2-faces. The facets of a 4D polytope or 3-honeycomb are its 3-faces, the facets of a 5D polytope or 4-honeycomb are its 4-faces
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Isosceles triangle
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In geometry, an isosceles triangle is a triangle that has two sides of equal length. By the isosceles triangle theorem, the two angles opposite the sides are themselves equal, while if the third side is different then the third angle is different. By the Steiner–Lehmus theorem, every triangle with two angle bisectors of equal length is isosceles, in an isosceles triangle that has exactly two equal sides, the equal sides are called legs and the third side is called the base. The angle included by the legs is called the vertex angle, the vertex opposite the base is called the apex. In the equilateral triangle case, since all sides are equal, any side can be called the base, if needed, and the term leg is not generally used. A triangle with two equal sides has exactly one axis of symmetry, which goes through the vertex angle. Thus the axis of symmetry coincides with the bisector of the vertex angle, the median drawn to the base, the altitude drawn from the vertex angle. Whether the isosceles triangle is acute, right or obtuse depends on the vertex angle, in Euclidean geometry, the base angles cannot be obtuse or right because their measures would sum to at least 180°, the total of all angles in any Euclidean triangle. The Euler line of any triangle goes through the orthocenter, its centroid. In an isosceles triangle with two equal sides, the Euler line coincides with the axis of symmetry. This can be seen as follows, if the vertex angle is acute, then the orthocenter, the centroid, and the circumcenter all fall inside the triangle. In an isosceles triangle the incenter lies on the Euler line, the Steiner inellipse of any triangle is the unique ellipse that is internally tangent to the triangles three sides at their midpoints. For any isosceles triangle with area T and perimeter p, we have 2 p b 3 − p 2 b 2 +16 T2 =0. By substituting the height, the formula for the area of a triangle can be derived from the general formula one-half the base times the height. This is what Herons formula reduces to in the isosceles case, if the apex angle and leg lengths of an isosceles triangle are known, then the area of that triangle is, T =2 = a 2 sin cos . This is derived by drawing a line from the base of the triangle. The bases of two right triangles are both equal to the hypotenuse times the sine of the bisected angle by definition of the term sine. For the same reason, the heights of these triangles are equal to the times the cosine of the bisected angle
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24-cell
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In geometry, the 24-cell is the convex regular 4-polytope with Schläfli symbol. It is also called C24, icositetrachoron, octaplex, icosatetrahedroid, octacube, hyper-diamond or polyoctahedron, the boundary of the 24-cell is composed of 24 octahedral cells with six meeting at each vertex, and three at each edge. Together they have 96 triangular faces,96 edges, and 24 vertices, the vertex figure is a cube. In fact, the 24-cell is the unique convex self-dual regular Euclidean polytope which is neither a polygon nor a simplex, due to this singular property, it does not have a good analogue in 3 dimensions. A 24-cell is given as the hull of its vertices. The vertices of a 24-cell centered at the origin of 4-space, with edges of length 1, the first 8 vertices are the vertices of a regular 16-cell and the other 16 are the vertices of the dual tesseract. This gives an equivalent to cutting a tesseract into 8 cubical pyramids. This is equivalent to the dual of a rectified 16-cell, the analogous construction in 3-space gives the rhombic dodecahedron which, however, is not regular. We can further divide the last 16 vertices into two groups, those with an number of minus signs and those with an odd number. Each of groups of 8 vertices also define a regular 16-cell, the vertices of the 24-cell can then be grouped into three sets of eight with each set defining a regular 16-cell, and with the complement defining the dual tesseract. The vertices of the dual 24-cell are given by all permutations of, the dual 24-cell has edges of length √2 and is inscribed in a 3-sphere of radius √2. Another method of constructing the 24-cell is by the rectification of the 16-cell, the vertex figure of the 16-cell is the octahedron, thus, cutting the vertices of the 16-cell at the midpoint of its incident edges produce 8 octahedral cells. This process also rectifies the tetrahedral cells of the 16-cell which also become octahedra, a regular tessellation of 4-dimensional Euclidean space exists with 24-cells, called an icositetrachoric honeycomb, with Schläfli symbol. Hence, the angle of a 24-cell is 120°. The regular dual tessellation, has 16-cells, the 24 vertices of the 24-cell represent the root vectors of the simple Lie group D4. The vertices can be seen in 3 hyperplanes, with the 6 vertices of a cell on each of the outer hyperplanes and 12 vertices of a cuboctahedron on a central hyperplane. These vertices, combined with the 8 vertices of the 16-cell, represent the 32 root vectors of the B4, the 48 vertices of the union of the 24-cell and its dual form the root system of type F4. The 24 vertices of the original 24-cell form a system of type D4
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Dual polyhedron
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Such dual figures remain combinatorial or abstract polyhedra, but not all are also geometric polyhedra. Starting with any given polyhedron, the dual of its dual is the original polyhedron, duality preserves the symmetries of a polyhedron. Therefore, for classes of polyhedra defined by their symmetries. Thus, the regular polyhedra – the Platonic solids and Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra – form dual pairs, the dual of an isogonal polyhedron, having equivalent vertices, is one which is isohedral, having equivalent faces. The dual of a polyhedron is also isotoxal. Duality is closely related to reciprocity or polarity, a transformation that. There are many kinds of duality, the kinds most relevant to elementary polyhedra are polar reciprocity and topological or abstract duality. The duality of polyhedra is often defined in terms of polar reciprocation about a concentric sphere. In coordinates, for reciprocation about the sphere x 2 + y 2 + z 2 = r 2, the vertex is associated with the plane x 0 x + y 0 y + z 0 z = r 2. The vertices of the dual are the reciprocal to the face planes of the original. Also, any two adjacent vertices define an edge, and these will reciprocate to two adjacent faces which intersect to define an edge of the dual and this dual pair of edges are always orthogonal to each other. If r 0 is the radius of the sphere, and r 1 and r 2 respectively the distances from its centre to the pole and its polar, then, r 1. R2 = r 02 For the more symmetrical polyhedra having an obvious centroid, it is common to make the polyhedron and sphere concentric, the choice of center for the sphere is sufficient to define the dual up to similarity. If multiple symmetry axes are present, they will intersect at a single point. Failing that, a sphere, inscribed sphere, or midsphere is commonly used. If a polyhedron in Euclidean space has an element passing through the center of the sphere, since Euclidean space never reaches infinity, the projective equivalent, called extended Euclidean space, may be formed by adding the required plane at infinity. Some theorists prefer to stick to Euclidean space and say there is no dual. Meanwhile, Wenninger found a way to represent these infinite duals, the concept of duality here is closely related to the duality in projective geometry, where lines and edges are interchanged
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Triangular bipyramid
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In geometry, the triangular bipyramid is a type of hexahedron, being the first in the infinite set of face-transitive bipyramids. It is the dual of the prism with 6 isosceles triangle faces. As the name suggests, it can be constructed by joining two tetrahedra along one face, although all its faces are congruent and the solid is face-transitive, it is not a Platonic solid because some vertices adjoin three faces and others adjoin four. The bipyramid whose six faces are all equilateral triangles is one of the Johnson solids, a Johnson solid is one of 92 strictly convex polyhedra that have regular faces but are not uniform. They were named by Norman Johnson, who first listed these polyhedra in 1966, as a Johnson solid with all faces equilateral triangles, it is also a deltahedron. The dual polyhedron of the bipyramid is the triangular prism, with five faces. Although the triangular prism has a form that is a polyhedron, the dual of the Johnson solid form of the bipyramid has rectangular rather than square faces. This polyhedron has 24 equilateral triangle faces, but it is not a Johnson solid because it has coplanar faces and it is a coplanar 24-triangle deltahedron. This polyhedron exists as the augmentation of cells in a gyrated alternated cubic honeycomb, larger triangular polyhedra can be generated similarly, like 9,16 or 25 triangles per larger triangle face, seen as a section of a triangular tiling. The triangular bipyramid can form a tessellation of space with octahedra or with truncated tetrahedra, trigonal bipyramidal molecular geometry Eric W. Weisstein, Triangular dipyramid at MathWorld. Conway Notation for Polyhedra Try, dP3
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Semiregular polytope
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In geometry, by Thorold Gossets definition a semiregular polytope is usually taken to be a polytope that is vertex-uniform and has all its facets being regular polytopes. Elte compiled a longer list in 1912 as The Semiregular Polytopes of the Hyperspaces which included a wider definition, in three-dimensional space and below, the terms semiregular polytope and uniform polytope have identical meanings, because all uniform polygons must be regular. The three convex semiregular 4-polytopes are the rectified 5-cell, snub 24-cell and rectified 600-cell, the only semiregular polytopes in higher dimensions are the k21 polytopes, where the rectified 5-cell is the special case of k =0. These were all listed by Gosset, but a proof of the completeness of this list was not published until the work of Makarov for four dimensions, the semiregular Euclidean honeycombs are the tetrahedral-octahedral honeycomb, gyrated alternated cubic honeycomb and the 521 honeycomb. Coxeter, H. S. M. Regular Polytopes, coxeter, H. S. M. Whitrow, G. J. World-structure and non-Euclidean honeycombs. The Semiregular Polytopes of the Hyperspaces, on the regular and semi-regular figures in space of n dimensions. On the derivation of four-dimensional semi-regular polytopes
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Platonic solid
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In three-dimensional space, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. It is constructed by congruent regular polygonal faces with the number of faces meeting at each vertex. Five solids meet those criteria, Geometers have studied the mathematical beauty and they are named for the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who theorized in his dialogue, the Timaeus, that the classical elements were made of these regular solids. The Platonic solids have been known since antiquity, dice go back to the dawn of civilization with shapes that predated formal charting of Platonic solids. The ancient Greeks studied the Platonic solids extensively, some sources credit Pythagoras with their discovery. In any case, Theaetetus gave a description of all five. The Platonic solids are prominent in the philosophy of Plato, their namesake, Plato wrote about them in the dialogue Timaeus c.360 B. C. in which he associated each of the four classical elements with a regular solid. Earth was associated with the cube, air with the octahedron, water with the icosahedron, there was intuitive justification for these associations, the heat of fire feels sharp and stabbing. Air is made of the octahedron, its components are so smooth that one can barely feel it. Water, the icosahedron, flows out of hand when picked up. By contrast, a highly nonspherical solid, the hexahedron represents earth and these clumsy little solids cause dirt to crumble and break when picked up in stark difference to the smooth flow of water. Moreover, the cubes being the regular solid that tessellates Euclidean space was believed to cause the solidity of the Earth. Of the fifth Platonic solid, the dodecahedron, Plato obscurely remarks. the god used for arranging the constellations on the whole heaven. Aristotle added an element, aithēr and postulated that the heavens were made of this element. Euclid completely mathematically described the Platonic solids in the Elements, the last book of which is devoted to their properties, propositions 13–17 in Book XIII describe the construction of the tetrahedron, octahedron, cube, icosahedron, and dodecahedron in that order. For each solid Euclid finds the ratio of the diameter of the sphere to the edge length. In Proposition 18 he argues there are no further convex regular polyhedra. Andreas Speiser has advocated the view that the construction of the 5 regular solids is the goal of the deductive system canonized in the Elements
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Norman Johnson (mathematician)
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Norman Woodason Johnson is a mathematician, previously at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts. He earned his Ph. D. from the University of Toronto in 1966 with a title of The Theory of Uniform Polytopes. In 1966 he enumerated 92 convex non-uniform polyhedra with regular faces, victor Zalgaller later proved that Johnsons list was complete, and the set is now known as the Johnson solids. The theory of polytopes and honeycombs, Ph. D. Dissertation,1966 Hyperbolic Coxeter Groups, paper, convex polyhedra with regular faces, paper containing the original enumeration of the 92 Johnson solids and the conjecture that there are no others. Norman W. Johnson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Norman W. Johnson Endowed Fund in Mathematics and Computer Science at Wheaton College
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Simplex
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In geometry, a simplex is a generalization of the notion of a triangle or tetrahedron to arbitrary dimensions. Specifically, a k-simplex is a polytope which is the convex hull of its k +1 vertices. More formally, suppose the k +1 points u 0, …, u k ∈ R k are affinely independent, then, the simplex determined by them is the set of points C =. For example, a 2-simplex is a triangle, a 3-simplex is a tetrahedron, a single point may be considered a 0-simplex, and a line segment may be considered a 1-simplex. A simplex may be defined as the smallest convex set containing the given vertices, a regular simplex is a simplex that is also a regular polytope. A regular n-simplex may be constructed from a regular -simplex by connecting a new vertex to all original vertices by the edge length. In topology and combinatorics, it is common to “glue together” simplices to form a simplicial complex, the associated combinatorial structure is called an abstract simplicial complex, in which context the word “simplex” simply means any finite set of vertices. A 1-simplex is a line segment, the convex hull of any nonempty subset of the n+1 points that define an n-simplex is called a face of the simplex. In particular, the hull of a subset of size m+1 is an m-simplex. The 0-faces are called the vertices, the 1-faces are called the edges, the -faces are called the facets, in general, the number of m-faces is equal to the binomial coefficient. Consequently, the number of m-faces of an n-simplex may be found in column of row of Pascals triangle, a simplex A is a coface of a simplex B if B is a face of A. Face and facet can have different meanings when describing types of simplices in a simplicial complex, see simplical complex for more detail. The regular simplex family is the first of three regular polytope families, labeled by Coxeter as αn, the two being the cross-polytope family, labeled as βn, and the hypercubes, labeled as γn. A fourth family, the infinite tessellation of hypercubes, he labeled as δn, an -simplex can be constructed as a join of an n-simplex and a point. An -simplex can be constructed as a join of an m-simplex, the two simplices are oriented to be completely normal from each other, with translation in a direction orthogonal to both of them. A 1-simplex is a joint of two points, ∨ =2, a general 2-simplex is the join of 3 points, ∨∨. An isosceles triangle is the join of a 1-simplex and a point, a general 3-simplex is the join of 4 points, ∨∨∨. A 3-simplex with mirror symmetry can be expressed as the join of an edge and 2 points, a 3-simplex with triangular symmetry can be expressed as the join of an equilateral triangle and 1 point,3. ∨ or ∨
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John Horton Conway
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John Horton Conway FRS is an English mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He has also contributed to many branches of mathematics, notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life. Conway is currently Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University in New Jersey, Conway was born in Liverpool, the son of Cyril Horton Conway and Agnes Boyce. He became interested in mathematics at an early age, his mother has recalled that he could recite the powers of two when he was four years old. By the age of eleven his ambition was to become a mathematician, after leaving secondary school, Conway entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge to study mathematics. Conway, who was a terribly introverted adolescent in school, interpreted his admission to Cambridge as an opportunity to transform himself into a new person and he was awarded his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959 and began to undertake research in number theory supervised by Harold Davenport. Having solved the problem posed by Davenport on writing numbers as the sums of fifth powers. It appears that his interest in games began during his years studying the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos and he was awarded his doctorate in 1964 and was appointed as College Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. After leaving Cambridge in 1986, he took up the appointment to the John von Neumann Chair of Mathematics at Princeton University, Conway is especially known for the invention of the Game of Life, one of the early examples of a cellular automaton. His initial experiments in that field were done with pen and paper, since the game was introduced by Martin Gardner in Scientific American in 1970, it has spawned hundreds of computer programs, web sites, and articles. It is a staple of recreational mathematics, there is an extensive wiki devoted to curating and cataloging the various aspects of the game. From the earliest days it has been a favorite in computer labs, at times Conway has said he hates the game of life–largely because it has come to overshadow some of the other deeper and more important things he has done. Nevertheless, the game did help launch a new branch of mathematics, the Game of Life is now known to be Turing complete. Conways career is intertwined with mathematics popularizer and Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner, when Gardner featured Conways Game of Life in his Mathematical Games column in October 1970, it became the most widely read of all his columns and made Conway an instant celebrity. Gardner and Conway had first corresponded in the late 1950s, for instance, he discussed Conways game of Sprouts, Hackenbush, and his angel and devil problem. In the September 1976 column he reviewed Conways book On Numbers and Games, Conway is widely known for his contributions to combinatorial game theory, a theory of partisan games. This he developed with Elwyn Berlekamp and Richard Guy, and with them also co-authored the book Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays and he also wrote the book On Numbers and Games which lays out the mathematical foundations of CGT. He is also one of the inventors of sprouts, as well as philosophers football and he developed detailed analyses of many other games and puzzles, such as the Soma cube, peg solitaire, and Conways soldiers
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Hypersimplex
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In polyhedral combinatorics, a hypersimplex, Δd, k, is a convex polytope that generalizes the simplex. It is determined by two parameters d and k, and is defined as the hull of the d-dimensional vectors whose coefficients consist of k ones. It forms a polytope, because all of these vectors lie in a single -dimensional hyperplane. The number of vertices in Δd, k is, the graph formed by the vertices and edges of a hypersimplex Δd, k is the Johnson graph J. An alternative construction is to take the hull of all -dimensional -vectors that have either or k nonzero coordinates. This has the advantage of operating in a space that is the dimension as the resulting polytope. A hypersimplex Δd, k is also the matroid polytope for a matroid with d elements. The hypersimplex with parameters is a -simplex, with d vertices, the hypersimplex with parameters is an octahedron, and the hypersimplex with parameters is a rectified 5-cell. Generally, every -hypersimplex, Δd, k, corresponds to a polytope, being the -rectified -simplex. The hypersimplices were first studied and named in the computation of characteristic classes, by Gabrièlov, hibi, Takayuki, Solus, Liam, Facets of the r-stable n, k-hypersimplex, arXiv,1408.5932
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Coxeter element
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In mathematics, the Coxeter number h is the order of a Coxeter element of an irreducible Coxeter group. Note that this assumes a finite Coxeter group. For infinite Coxeter groups, there are multiple classes of Coxeter elements. There are many different ways to define the Coxeter number h of a root system. A Coxeter element is a product of all simple reflections, the product depends on the order in which they are taken, but different orderings produce conjugate elements, which have the same order. The Coxeter number is the number of roots divided by the rank, the number of reflections in the Coxeter group is half the number of roots. The Coxeter number is the order of any Coxeter element, if the highest root is ∑miαi for simple roots αi, then the Coxeter number is 1 + ∑mi The dimension of the corresponding Lie algebra is n, where n is the rank and h is the Coxeter number. The Coxeter number is the highest degree of an invariant of the Coxeter group acting on polynomials. Notice that if m is a degree of a fundamental invariant then so is h +2 − m, the eigenvalues of a Coxeter element are the numbers e2πi/h as m runs through the degrees of the fundamental invariants. Since this starts with m =2, these include the primitive hth root of unity, ζh = e2πi/h, an example, has h=30, so 64*30/g =12 -3 -6 -5 + 4/3 + 4/5 = 2/15, so g = 1920*15/2= 960*15 =14400. Coxeter elements of A n −1 ≅ S n, considered as the group on n elements, are n-cycles, for simple reflections the adjacent transpositions, …. The dihedral group Dihm is generated by two reflections that form an angle of 2 π /2 m, and thus their product is a rotation by 2 π / m. For a given Coxeter element w, there is a unique plane P on which w acts by rotation by 2π/h and this is called the Coxeter plane and is the plane on which P has eigenvalues e2πi/h and e−2πi/h = e2πi/h. This plane was first systematically studied in, and subsequently used in to provide uniform proofs about properties of Coxeter elements, for polytopes, a vertex may map to zero, as depicted below. Projections onto the Coxeter plane are depicted below for the Platonic solids, in three dimensions, the symmetry of a regular polyhedron, with one directed petrie polygon marked, defined as a composite of 3 reflections, has rotoinversion symmetry Sh, order h. Adding a mirror, the symmetry can be doubled to symmetry, Dhd. In orthogonal 2D projection, this becomes dihedral symmetry, Dihh, in four dimension, the symmetry of a regular polychoron, with one directed petrie polygon marked is a double rotation, defined as a composite of 4 reflections, with symmetry +1/h, order h. In five dimension, the symmetry of a regular polyteron, with one directed petrie polygon marked, is represented by the composite of 5 reflections
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Dihedral group
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In mathematics, a dihedral group is the group of symmetries of a regular polygon, which includes rotations and reflections. Dihedral groups are among the simplest examples of groups, and they play an important role in group theory, geometry. The notation for the group of order n differs in geometry. In geometry, Dn or Dihn refers to the symmetries of the n-gon, in abstract algebra, Dn refers to the dihedral group of order n. The geometric convention is used in this article, a regular polygon with n sides has 2 n different symmetries, n rotational symmetries and n reflection symmetries. Usually, we take n ≥3 here. The associated rotations and reflections make up the dihedral group D n, if n is odd, each axis of symmetry connects the midpoint of one side to the opposite vertex. If n is even, there are n/2 axes of symmetry connecting the midpoints of opposite sides, in either case, there are n axes of symmetry and 2 n elements in the symmetry group. Reflecting in one axis of symmetry followed by reflecting in another axis of symmetry produces a rotation through twice the angle between the axes, as with any geometric object, the composition of two symmetries of a regular polygon is again a symmetry of this object. With composition of symmetries to produce another as the binary operation, the following Cayley table shows the effect of composition in the group D3. R0 denotes the identity, r1 and r2 denote counterclockwise rotations by 120° and 240° respectively, for example, s2s1 = r1, because the reflection s1 followed by the reflection s2 results in a rotation of 120°. The order of elements denoting the composition is right to left, the composition operation is not commutative. In all cases, addition and subtraction of subscripts are to be performed using modular arithmetic with modulus n, if we center the regular polygon at the origin, then elements of the dihedral group act as linear transformations of the plane. This lets us represent elements of Dn as matrices, with composition being matrix multiplication and this is an example of a group representation. For example, the elements of the group D4 can be represented by the eight matrices. In general, the matrices for elements of Dn have the following form, rk is a rotation matrix, expressing a counterclockwise rotation through an angle of 2πk/n. Sk is a reflection across a line makes an angle of πk/n with the x-axis. Further equivalent definitions of Dn are, D1 is isomorphic to Z2, D2 is isomorphic to K4, the Klein four-group. D1 and D2 are exceptional in that, D1 and D2 are the only abelian dihedral groups, Dn is a subgroup of the symmetric group Sn for n ≥3
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Stereographic projection
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In geometry, the stereographic projection is a particular mapping that projects a sphere onto a plane. The projection is defined on the sphere, except at one point. Where it is defined, the mapping is smooth and bijective and it is conformal, meaning that it preserves angles. It is neither isometric nor area-preserving, that is, it preserves neither distances nor the areas of figures, intuitively, then, the stereographic projection is a way of picturing the sphere as the plane, with some inevitable compromises. In practice, the projection is carried out by computer or by using a special kind of graph paper called a stereographic net, shortened to stereonet. The stereographic projection was known to Hipparchus, Ptolemy and probably earlier to the Egyptians and it was originally known as the planisphere projection. Planisphaerium by Ptolemy is the oldest surviving document that describes it, one of its most important uses was the representation of celestial charts. The term planisphere is still used to refer to such charts, in the 16th and 17th century, the equatorial aspect of the stereographic projection was commonly used for maps of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. It is believed that already the map created in 1507 by Gualterius Lud was in stereographic projection, as were later the maps of Jean Roze, Rumold Mercator, in star charts, even this equatorial aspect had been utilised already by the ancient astronomers like Ptolemy. François dAguilon gave the stereographic projection its current name in his 1613 work Opticorum libri sex philosophis juxta ac mathematicis utiles, in 1695, Edmond Halley, motivated by his interest in star charts, published the first mathematical proof that this map is conformal. He used the recently established tools of calculus, invented by his friend Isaac Newton and this section focuses on the projection of the unit sphere from the north pole onto the plane through the equator. Other formulations are treated in later sections, the unit sphere in three-dimensional space R3 is the set of points such that x2 + y2 + z2 =1. Let N = be the pole, and let M be the rest of the sphere. The plane z =0 runs through the center of the sphere, for any point P on M, there is a unique line through N and P, and this line intersects the plane z =0 in exactly one point P′. Define the stereographic projection of P to be this point P′ in the plane, in Cartesian coordinates on the sphere and on the plane, the projection and its inverse are given by the formulas =, =. In spherical coordinates on the sphere and polar coordinates on the plane, here, φ is understood to have value π when R =0. Also, there are ways to rewrite these formulas using trigonometric identities. In cylindrical coordinates on the sphere and polar coordinates on the plane, the projection is not defined at the projection point N =
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Net (polyhedron)
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In geometry the net of a polyhedron is an arrangement of edge-joined polygons in the plane which can be folded to become the faces of the polyhedron. Polyhedral nets are an aid to the study of polyhedra and solid geometry in general. Many different nets can exist for a polyhedron, depending on the choices of which edges are joined. Conversely, a given net may fold into more than one different convex polyhedron, depending on the angles at which its edges are folded, additionally, the same net may have multiple valid gluing patterns, leading to different folded polyhedra. Shephard asked whether every convex polyhedron has at least one net and this question, which is also known as Dürers conjecture, or Dürers unfolding problem, remains unanswered. There exist non-convex polyhedra that do not have nets, and it is possible to subdivide the faces of every convex polyhedron so that the set of subdivided faces has a net, in 2014 Mohammad Ghomi showed that every convex polyhedron admits a net after an affine transformation. The shortest path over the surface between two points on the surface of a polyhedron corresponds to a line on a suitable net for the subset of faces touched by the path. The net has to be such that the line is fully within it. Other candidates for the shortest path are through the surface of a third face adjacent to both, and corresponding nets can be used to find the shortest path in each category, the geometric concept of a net can be extended to higher dimensions. The above net of the tesseract, the hypercube, is used prominently in a painting by Salvador Dalí. However, it is known to be possible for every convex uniform 4-polytope, Paper model Cardboard modeling UV mapping Weisstein, Eric W. Net. Regular 4d Polytope Foldouts Editable Printable Polyhedral Nets with an Interactive 3D View Paper Models of Polyhedra Unfolder for Blender Unfolding package for Mathematica
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Cartesian coordinate
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Each reference line is called a coordinate axis or just axis of the system, and the point where they meet is its origin, usually at ordered pair. The coordinates can also be defined as the positions of the projections of the point onto the two axis, expressed as signed distances from the origin. One can use the principle to specify the position of any point in three-dimensional space by three Cartesian coordinates, its signed distances to three mutually perpendicular planes. In general, n Cartesian coordinates specify the point in an n-dimensional Euclidean space for any dimension n and these coordinates are equal, up to sign, to distances from the point to n mutually perpendicular hyperplanes. The invention of Cartesian coordinates in the 17th century by René Descartes revolutionized mathematics by providing the first systematic link between Euclidean geometry and algebra. Using the Cartesian coordinate system, geometric shapes can be described by Cartesian equations, algebraic equations involving the coordinates of the points lying on the shape. For example, a circle of radius 2, centered at the origin of the plane, a familiar example is the concept of the graph of a function. Cartesian coordinates are also tools for most applied disciplines that deal with geometry, including astronomy, physics, engineering. They are the most common system used in computer graphics, computer-aided geometric design. Nicole Oresme, a French cleric and friend of the Dauphin of the 14th Century, used similar to Cartesian coordinates well before the time of Descartes. The adjective Cartesian refers to the French mathematician and philosopher René Descartes who published this idea in 1637 and it was independently discovered by Pierre de Fermat, who also worked in three dimensions, although Fermat did not publish the discovery. Both authors used a single axis in their treatments and have a length measured in reference to this axis. The concept of using a pair of axes was introduced later, after Descartes La Géométrie was translated into Latin in 1649 by Frans van Schooten and these commentators introduced several concepts while trying to clarify the ideas contained in Descartes work. Many other coordinate systems have developed since Descartes, such as the polar coordinates for the plane. The development of the Cartesian coordinate system would play a role in the development of the Calculus by Isaac Newton. The two-coordinate description of the plane was later generalized into the concept of vector spaces. Choosing a Cartesian coordinate system for a one-dimensional space – that is, for a straight line—involves choosing a point O of the line, a unit of length, and an orientation for the line. An orientation chooses which of the two half-lines determined by O is the positive, and which is negative, we say that the line is oriented from the negative half towards the positive half
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Orthant
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In geometry, an orthant or hyperoctant is the analogue in n-dimensional Euclidean space of a quadrant in the plane or an octant in three dimensions. In general an orthant in n-dimensions can be considered the intersection of n mutually orthogonal half-spaces, by independent selections of half-space signs, there are 2n orthants in n-dimensional space. More specifically, an orthant in Rn is a subset defined by constraining each Cartesian coordinate to be nonnegative or nonpositive. Such a subset is defined by a system of inequalities, ε1x1 ≥0 ε2x2 ≥0 · · · εnxn ≥0, where each εi is +1 or −1. Similarly, an orthant in Rn is a subset defined by a system of strict inequalities ε1x1 >0 ε2x2 >0 · · · εnxn >0. By dimension, In one dimension, an orthant is a ray, in two dimensions, an orthant is a quadrant. In three dimensions, an orthant is an octant, john Conway defined the term n-orthoplex from orthant complex as a regular polytope in n-dimensions with 2n simplex facets, one per orthant. Cross polytope - a family of polytopes in n-dimensions which can be constructed with one simplex facets in each orthant space. Measure polytope - a family of polytopes in n-dimensions which can be constructed with one vertex in each orthant space. Orthotope - Generalization of a rectangle in n-dimensions, with one vertex in each orthant, the facts on file, Geometry handbook, Catherine A. Gorini,2003, ISBN 0-8160-4875-4, p.113
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Rectified 5-orthoplexes
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In five-dimensional geometry, a rectified 5-orthoplex is a convex uniform 5-polytope, being a rectification of the regular 5-orthoplex. There are 5 degrees of rectifications for any 5-polytope, the zeroth here being the 5-orthoplex itself, vertices of the rectified 5-orthoplex are located at the edge-centers of the 5-orthoplex. Vertices of the birectified 5-orthoplex are located in the face centers of the 5-orthoplex. Its 40 vertices represent the vectors of the simple Lie group D5. The vertices can be seen in 3 hyperplanes, with the 10 vertices rectified 5-cells cells on opposite sides, when combined with the 10 vertices of the 5-orthoplex, these vertices represent the 50 root vectors of the B5 and C5 simple Lie groups. E. L. Elte identified it in 1912 as a semiregular polytope, coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York,1973 Kaleidoscopes, Selected Writings of H. S. M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication,1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, H. S. M, coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Johnson, The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs, Ph. D. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007, Polytopes of Various Dimensions Multi-dimensional Glossary
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Rectified 5-cubes
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In five-dimensional geometry, a rectified 5-cube is a convex uniform 5-polytope, being a rectification of the regular 5-cube. There are 5 degrees of rectifications of a 5-polytope, the zeroth here being the 5-cube, vertices of the rectified 5-cube are located at the edge-centers of the 5-cube. Vertices of the birectified 5-ocube are located in the face centers of the 5-cube. Rectified penteract The rectified 5-cube may be constructed from the 5-cube by truncating its vertices at the midpoints of its edges, coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York,1973 Kaleidoscopes, Selected Writings of H. S. M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication,1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, H. S. M, coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Johnson, The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs, Ph. D. O3x3o3o4o - rin, o3o3x3o4o - nit Weisstein, Eric W. Hypercube, archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Polytopes of Various Dimensions Multi-dimensional Glossary
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5-demicube
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In five-dimensional geometry, a demipenteract or 5-demicube is a semiregular 5-polytope, constructed from a 5-hypercube with alternated vertices truncated. It was discovered by Thorold Gosset, since it was the only semiregular 5-polytope, he called it a 5-ic semi-regular. E. L. Elte identified it in 1912 as a semiregular polytope, Coxeter named this polytope as 121 from its Coxeter diagram, which has branches of length 2,1 and 1 with a ringed node on one of the short branches, and Schläfli symbol or. It exists in the k21 polytope family as 121 with the Gosset polytopes,221,321, the graph formed by the vertices and edges of the demipenteract is sometimes called the Clebsch graph, though that name sometimes refers to the folded cube graph of order five instead. Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a demipenteract centered at the origin and edge length 2√2 are alternate halves of the penteract and it is a part of a dimensional family of uniform polytopes called demihypercubes for being alternation of the hypercube family. There are 23 Uniform 5-polytopes that can be constructed from the D5 symmetry of the demipenteract,8 of which are unique to this family, the 5-demicube is third in a dimensional series of semiregular polytopes. Each progressive uniform polytope is constructed vertex figure of the previous polytope, Thorold Gosset identified this series in 1900 as containing all regular polytope facets, containing all simplexes and orthoplexes. In Coxeters notation the 5-demicube is given the symbol 121, T. Gosset, On the Regular and Semi-Regular Figures in Space of n Dimensions, Messenger of Mathematics, Macmillan,1900 H. S. M. Coxeter, Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8, p.296, Table I, Regular Polytopes, three regular polytopes in n-dimensions H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York,1973, p.296, Table I, Regular Polytopes, Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication,1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 H. S. M, Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, H. S. M, Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strass, The Symmetries of Things 2008, ISBN 978-1-56881-220-5 Klitzing, Richard. 5D uniform polytopes x3o3o *b3o3o - hin, archived from the original on 4 February 2007
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Edge figure
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In geometry, a vertex figure, broadly speaking, is the figure exposed when a corner of a polyhedron or polytope is sliced off. Take some vertex of a polyhedron, mark a point somewhere along each connected edge. Draw lines across the faces, joining adjacent points. When done, these form a complete circuit, i. e. a polygon. This polygon is the vertex figure, more precise formal definitions can vary quite widely, according to circumstance. For example Coxeter varies his definition as convenient for the current area of discussion, most of the following definitions of a vertex figure apply equally well to infinite tilings, or space-filling tessellation with polytope cells. Make a slice through the corner of the polyhedron, cutting all the edges connected to the vertex. The cut surface is the vertex figure and this is perhaps the most common approach, and the most easily understood. Different authors make the slice in different places, Wenninger cuts each edge a unit distance from the vertex, as does Coxeter. For uniform polyhedra the Dorman Luke construction cuts each connected edge at its midpoint, other authors make the cut through the vertex at the other end of each edge. For irregular polyhedra, these approaches may produce a figure that does not lie in a plane. A more general approach, valid for convex polyhedra, is to make the cut along any plane which separates the given vertex from all the other vertices. Cromwell makes a cut or scoop, centered on the vertex. The cut surface or vertex figure is thus a spherical polygon marked on this sphere, many combinatorial and computational approaches treat a vertex figure as the ordered set of points of all the neighboring vertices to the given vertex. In the theory of polytopes, the vertex figure at a given vertex V comprises all the elements which are incident on the vertex, edges, faces. More formally it is the -section Fn/V, where Fn is the greatest face and this set of elements is elsewhere known as a vertex star. A vertex figure for an n-polytope is an -polytope, for example, a vertex figure for a polyhedron is a polygon figure, and the vertex figure for a 4-polytope is a polyhedron. Each edge of the vertex figure exists on or inside of a face of the original polytope connecting two vertices from an original face
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In 6-dimensional geometry, the 221 polytope is a uniform 6-polytope, constructed within the symmetry of the E6 group. It was discovered by Thorold Gosset, published in his 1900 paper and he called it an 6-ic semi-regular figure. It is also called the Schläfli polytope and its Coxeter symbol is 221, describing its bifurcating Coxeter-Dynkin diagram, with a single ring on the end of one of the 2-node sequences. He also studied its connection with the 27 lines on the cubic surface, the rectified 221 is constructed by points at the mid-edges of the 221. The birectified 221 is constructed by points at the face centers of the 221. The 221 has 27 vertices, and 99 facets,27 5-orthoplexes and 72 5-simplices and its vertex figure is a 5-demicube. For visualization this 6-dimensional polytope is often displayed in a special skewed orthographic projection direction that fits its 27 vertices within a 12-gonal regular polygon and its 216 edges are drawn between 2 rings of 12 vertices, and 3 vertices projected into the center. Higher elements can also be extracted and drawn on this projection, the Schläfli graph contains the 1-skeleton of this polytope. E. L. Elte named it V27 in his 1912 listing of semiregular polytopes, icosihepta-heptacontidi-peton - 27-72 facetted polypeton The 27 vertices can be expressed in 8-space as an edge-figure of the 421 polytope, Its construction is based on the E6 group. The facet information can be extracted from its Coxeter-Dynkin diagram, removing the node on the short branch leaves the 5-simplex. Removing the node on the end of the 2-length branch leaves the 5-orthoplex in its alternated form, every simplex facet touches an 5-orthoplex facet, while alternate facets of the orthoplex touch either a simplex or another orthoplex. The vertex figure is determined by removing the ringed node and ringing the neighboring node, vertices are colored by their multiplicity in this projection, in progressive order, red, orange, yellow. The number of vertices by color are given in parentheses, the 221 is related to the 24-cell by a geometric folding of the E6/F4 Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams. This can be seen in the Coxeter plane projections, the 24 vertices of the 24-cell are projected in the same two rings as seen in the 221. This polytope can tessellate Euclidean 6-space, forming the 222 honeycomb with this Coxeter-Dynkin diagram, the regular complex polygon 333, in C2 has a real representation as the 221 polytope, in 4-dimensional space. It is called a Hessian polyhedron after Edmund Hess and it has 27 vertices,72 3-edges, and 2733 faces. Its complex reflection group is 333, order 648, the 221 is fourth in a dimensional series of semiregular polytopes. Each progressive uniform polytope is constructed vertex figure of the previous polytope, Thorold Gosset identified this series in 1900 as containing all regular polytope facets, containing all simplexes and orthoplexes