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Conway polyhedron notation
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In geometry, Conway polyhedron notation, invented by John Horton Conway and promoted by George W. Hart, is used to describe polyhedra based on a seed polyhedron modified by various prefix operations. Conway and Hart extended the idea of using operators, like truncation defined by Kepler, the basic descriptive operators can generate all the Archimedean solids and Catalan solids from regular seeds. For example tC represents a cube, and taC, parsed as t, is a truncated cuboctahedron. The simplest operator dual swaps vertex and face elements, like a cube is an octahedron. Applied in a series, these allow many higher order polyhedra to be generated. A resulting polyhedron will have a fixed topology, while exact geometry is not constrained, the seed polyhedra are the Platonic solids, represented by the first letter of their name, the prisms for n-gonal forms, antiprisms, cupolae and pyramids. Any polyhedron can serve as a seed, as long as the operations can be executed on it, for example regular-faced Johnson solids can be referenced as Jn, for n=1.92. In general, it is difficult to predict the appearance of the composite of two or more operations from a given seed polyhedron. For instance ambo applied twice becomes the same as the operation, aa=e, while a truncation after ambo produces bevel. There has been no general theory describing what polyhedra can be generated in by any set of operators, instead all results have been discovered empirically. Elements are given from the seed to the new forms, assuming seed is a polyhedron, An example image is given for each operation. The basic operations are sufficient to generate the reflective uniform polyhedra, some basic operations can be made as composites of others. Special forms The kis operator has a variation, kn, which only adds pyramids to n-sided faces, the truncate operator has a variation, tn, which only truncates order-n vertices. The operators are applied like functions from right to left, for example, a cuboctahedron is an ambo cube, i. e. t = aC, and a truncated cuboctahedron is t = t = taC. Chirality operator r – reflect – makes the image of the seed. Alternately an overline can be used for picking the other chiral form, the operations are visualized here on cube seed examples, drawn on the surface of the cube, with blue faces that cross original edges, and pink faces that center at original vertices. The first row generates the Archimedean solids and the row the Catalan solids. Comparing each new polyhedron with the cube, each operation can be visually understood, the truncated icosahedron, tI or zD, which is Goldberg polyhedron G, creates more polyhedra which are neither vertex nor face-transitive

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Polygon
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In elementary geometry, a polygon /ˈpɒlɪɡɒn/ is a plane figure that is bounded by a finite chain of straight line segments closing in a loop to form a closed polygonal chain or circuit. These segments are called its edges or sides, and the points where two edges meet are the vertices or corners. The interior of the polygon is called its body. An n-gon is a polygon with n sides, for example, a polygon is a 2-dimensional example of the more general polytope in any number of dimensions. The basic geometrical notion of a polygon has been adapted in various ways to suit particular purposes, mathematicians are often concerned only with the bounding closed polygonal chain and with simple polygons which do not self-intersect, and they often define a polygon accordingly. A polygonal boundary may be allowed to intersect itself, creating star polygons and these and other generalizations of polygons are described below. The word polygon derives from the Greek adjective πολύς much, many and it has been suggested that γόνυ knee may be the origin of “gon”. Polygons are primarily classified by the number of sides, Polygons may be characterized by their convexity or type of non-convexity, Convex, any line drawn through the polygon meets its boundary exactly twice. As a consequence, all its interior angles are less than 180°, equivalently, any line segment with endpoints on the boundary passes through only interior points between its endpoints. Non-convex, a line may be found which meets its boundary more than twice, equivalently, there exists a line segment between two boundary points that passes outside the polygon. Simple, the boundary of the polygon does not cross itself, there is at least one interior angle greater than 180°. Star-shaped, the interior is visible from at least one point. The polygon must be simple, and may be convex or concave, self-intersecting, the boundary of the polygon crosses itself. Branko Grünbaum calls these coptic, though this term does not seem to be widely used, star polygon, a polygon which self-intersects in a regular way. A polygon cannot be both a star and star-shaped, equiangular, all corner angles are equal. Cyclic, all lie on a single circle, called the circumcircle. Isogonal or vertex-transitive, all lie within the same symmetry orbit. The polygon is cyclic and equiangular

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List of spherical symmetry groups
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Spherical symmetry groups are also called point groups in three dimensions, however, this article is limited to the finite symmetries. There are five fundamental symmetry classes which have triangular fundamental domains, dihedral, cyclic, tetrahedral, octahedral and this article lists the groups by Schoenflies notation, Coxeter notation, orbifold notation, and order. John Conway uses a variation of the Schoenflies notation, based on the groups quaternion algebraic structure, the group order is defined as the subscript, unless the order is doubled for symbols with a plus or minus, ±, prefix, which implies a central inversion. The crystallography groups,32 in total, are a subset with element orders 2,3,4 and 6, there are four involutional groups, no symmetry, reflection symmetry, 2-fold rotational symmetry, and central point symmetry. There are four infinite cyclic symmetry families, with n=2 or higher, there are three infinite dihedral symmetry families, with n as 2 or higher. There are three types of symmetry, tetrahedral symmetry, octahedral symmetry, and icosahedral symmetry, named after the triangle-faced regular polyhedra with these symmetries. Crystallographic point group Triangle group List of planar symmetry groups Point groups in two dimensions Peter R. Cromwell, Polyhedra, Appendix I Sands, Donald E, mineola, New York, Dover Publications, Inc. p.165. 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, N. W, johnson, Geometries and Transformations, Chapter 11, Finite symmetry groups Finite spherical symmetry groups Weisstein, Eric W. Schoenflies symbol. Weisstein, Eric W. Crystallographic point groups, simplest Canonical Polyhedra of Each Symmetry Type, by David I

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Symmetry group
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In abstract algebra, the symmetry group of an object is the group of all transformations under which the object is invariant with composition as the group operation. For a space with a metric, it is a subgroup of the group of the space concerned. If not stated otherwise, this article considers symmetry groups in Euclidean geometry, the objects may be geometric figures, images, and patterns, such as a wallpaper pattern. The definition can be more precise by specifying what is meant by image or pattern. For symmetry of objects, one may also want to take their physical composition into account. The group of isometries of space induces an action on objects in it. The symmetry group is also called full symmetry group in order to emphasize that it includes the orientation-reversing isometries under which the figure is invariant. The subgroup of orientation-preserving isometries that leave the figure invariant is called its symmetry group. The proper symmetry group of an object is equal to its symmetry group if. The proper symmetry group is then a subgroup of the orthogonal group SO. A discrete symmetry group is a group such that for every point of the space the set of images of the point under the isometries in the symmetry group is a discrete set. There are also continuous symmetry groups, which contain rotations of arbitrarily small angles or translations of arbitrarily small distances, the group of all symmetries of a sphere O is an example of this, and in general such continuous symmetry groups are studied as Lie groups. With a categorization of subgroups of the Euclidean group corresponds a categorization of symmetry groups, for example, two 3D figures have mirror symmetry, but with respect to different mirror planes. Two 3D figures have 3-fold rotational symmetry, but with respect to different axes, two 2D patterns have translational symmetry, each in one direction, the two translation vectors have the same length but a different direction. When considering isometry groups, one may restrict oneself to those where for all points the set of images under the isometries is topologically closed. This includes all discrete isometry groups and also involved in continuous symmetries. A figure with this group is non-drawable and up to arbitrarily fine detail homogeneous. The group generated by all translations, this group cannot be the group of a pattern, it would be homogeneous

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Rotation group
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Equivalently, it is the group of n×n orthogonal matrices, where the group operation is given by matrix multiplication, an orthogonal matrix is a real matrix whose inverse equals its transpose. An important subgroup of O is the orthogonal group, denoted SO. This group is called the rotation group, because, in dimensions 2 and 3. In low dimension, these groups have been studied, see SO, SO and SO. This is a subgroup of the linear group GL given by O = where QT is the transpose of Q and I is the identity matrix. This article mainly discusses the groups of quadratic forms that may be expressed over some bases as the dot product, over the reals. Over the reals, for any quadratic form, there is a basis. Thus the orthogonal group depends only on the numbers of 1 and of −1, and is denoted O, for details, see indefinite orthogonal group. The derived subgroup Ω of O is an often studied object because, the Cartan–Dieudonné theorem describes the structure of the orthogonal group for a non-singular form. The determinant of any orthogonal matrix is either 1 or −1, the orthogonal n-by-n matrices with determinant 1 form a normal subgroup of O known as the special orthogonal group SO, consisting of all proper rotations. By analogy with GL–SL, the group is sometimes called the general orthogonal group and denoted GO. The term rotation group can be used to either the special or general orthogonal group. When this distinction is to be emphasized, the groups may be denoted O and O, reserving n for the dimension of the space. The letters p or r are also used, indicating the rank of the corresponding Lie algebra, in odd dimension the corresponding Lie algebra is s o, while in even dimension the Lie algebra is s o. In two dimensions, O is the group of all rotations about the origin and all reflections along a line through the origin, SO is the group of all rotations about the origin. These groups are related, SO is a subgroup of O of index 2. More generally, in any number of dimensions an even number of reflections gives a rotation, therefore, the rotations define a subgroup of O, but the reflections do not define a subgroup. A reflection through the origin may be generated as a combination of one reflection along each of the axes, the reflection through the origin is not a reflection in the usual sense in even dimensions, but rather a rotation

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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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Gyroelongated dipyramid
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In geometry, the gyroelongated bipyramids are an infinite set of polyhedra, constructed by elongating an n-gonal bipyramid by inserting an n-gonal antiprism between its congruent halves. Two members of the set can be deltahedra, that is, constructed entirely of triangles, the gyroelongated square bipyramid, a Johnson solid, and the icosahedron. The gyroelongated triangular bipyramid can be made with equilateral triangles, but is not a deltahedron because it has coplanar faces, with pairs of triangles merged into rhombi, it can be seen as a trigonal trapezohedron. The other members can be constructed with isosceles triangles, Elongated bipyramid Gyroelongated pyramid Elongated pyramid Diminished trapezohedron Conway Notation for Polyhedra Try, knAn, where n=4,5,6

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Polyhedron
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In geometry, a polyhedron is a solid in three dimensions with flat polygonal faces, straight edges and sharp corners or vertices. The word polyhedron comes from the Classical Greek πολύεδρον, as poly- + -hedron, a convex polyhedron is the convex hull of finitely many points, not all on the same plane. Cubes and pyramids are examples of convex polyhedra, a polyhedron is a 3-dimensional example of the more general polytope in any number of dimensions. Convex polyhedra are well-defined, with several equivalent standard definitions, however, the formal mathematical definition of polyhedra that are not required to be convex has been problematic. Many definitions of polyhedron have been given within particular contexts, some more rigorous than others, some of these definitions exclude shapes that have often been counted as polyhedra or include shapes that are often not considered as valid polyhedra. As Branko Grünbaum observed, The Original Sin in the theory of polyhedra goes back to Euclid, the writers failed to define what are the polyhedra. Nevertheless, there is agreement that a polyhedron is a solid or surface that can be described by its vertices, edges, faces. Natural refinements of this definition require the solid to be bounded, to have a connected interior, and possibly also to have a connected boundary. However, the polyhedra defined in this way do not include the self-crossing star polyhedra, their faces may not form simple polygons, definitions based on the idea of a bounding surface rather than a solid are also common. If a planar part of such a surface is not itself a convex polygon, ORourke requires it to be subdivided into smaller convex polygons, cromwell gives a similar definition but without the restriction of three edges per vertex. Again, this type of definition does not encompass the self-crossing polyhedra, however, there exist topological polyhedra that cannot be realized as acoptic polyhedra. One modern approach is based on the theory of abstract polyhedra and these can be defined as partially ordered sets whose elements are the vertices, edges, and faces of a polyhedron. A vertex or edge element is less than an edge or face element when the vertex or edge is part of the edge or face, additionally, one may include a special bottom element of this partial order and a top element representing the whole polyhedron. However, these requirements are relaxed, to instead require only that the sections between elements two levels apart from line segments. Geometric polyhedra, defined in other ways, can be described abstractly in this way, a realization of an abstract polyhedron is generally taken to be a mapping from the vertices of the abstract polyhedron to geometric points, such that the points of each face are coplanar. A geometric polyhedron can then be defined as a realization of an abstract polyhedron, realizations that forgo the requirement of planarity, that impose additional requirements of symmetry, or that map the vertices to higher dimensional spaces have also been considered. Unlike the solid-based and surface-based definitions, this perfectly well for star polyhedra. However, without restrictions, this definition allows degenerate or unfaithful polyhedra

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Trapezohedron
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The n-gonal trapezohedron, antidipyramid, antibipyramid or deltohedron is the dual polyhedron of an n-gonal antiprism. Its 2n faces are congruent kites, the n-gon part of the name does not reference the faces here but arrangement of vertices around an axis of symmetry. The dual n-gonal antiprism has two actual n-gon faces, an n-gonal trapezohedron can be decomposed into two equal n-gonal pyramids and an n-gonal antiprism. These figures, sometimes called deltohedra, must not be confused with deltahedra, in texts describing the crystal habits of minerals, the word trapezohedron is often used for the polyhedron properly known as a deltoidal icositetrahedron. In the case of the dual of a triangular antiprism the kites are rhombi and they are cubes scaled in the direction of a body diagonal. Also they are the parallelepipeds with congruent rhombic faces, a special case of a rhombohedron is one in the which the rhombi which form the faces have angles of 60° and 120°. It can be decomposed into two regular tetrahedra and a regular octahedron. Since parallelepipeds can fill space, so can a combination of regular tetrahedra, a degenerate form, n =2, form a geometric tetrahedron with 6 vertices,8 edges, and 4 degenerate kite faces that are degenerated into triangles. Its dual is a form of antiprism, also a tetrahedron. The symmetry group of an n-gonal trapezohedron is Dnd of order 4n, except in the case of a cube, which has the symmetry group Od of order 48. The rotation group is Dn of order 2n, except in the case of a cube, which has the larger rotation group O of order 24, if the kites surrounding the two peaks are of different shapes, it can only have Cnv symmetry, order 2n. Crystal arrangements of atoms can repeat in space with trapezohedral cells, the pentagonal trapezohedron is the only polyhedron other than the Platonic solids commonly used as a die in roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Having 10 sides, it can be used in repetition to generate any decimal-based uniform probability desired, two dice of different colors are typically used for the two digits to represent numbers from 00 to 99. Self-intersecting trapezohedron exist with a star polygon central figure, defined by kite faces connecting each polygon edge to two points. Diminished trapezohedron Rhombic dodecahedron Rhombic triacontahedron Bipyramid Conway polyhedron notation Anthony Pugh, California, University of California Press Berkeley. Chapter 4, Duals of the Archimedean polyhedra, prisma and antiprisms Weisstein, virtual Reality Polyhedra The Encyclopedia of Polyhedra VRML models <3> <4> <5> <6> <7> <8> <9> <10> Conway Notation for Polyhedra Try, dAn, where n=3,4,5. Example dA5 is a pentagonal trapezohedron

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Antiprism
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In geometry, an n-sided antiprism is a polyhedron composed of two parallel copies of some particular n-sided polygon, connected by an alternating band of triangles. Antiprisms are a subclass of the prismatoids and are a type of snub polyhedra, Antiprisms are similar to prisms except the bases are twisted relative to each other, and that the side faces are triangles, rather than quadrilaterals. In the case of a regular n-sided base, one considers the case where its copy is twisted by an angle 180°/n. Extra regularity is obtained when the line connecting the centers is perpendicular to the base planes. As faces, it has the two bases and, connecting those bases, 2n isosceles triangles. A uniform antiprism has, apart from the faces, 2n equilateral triangles as faces. As a class, the uniform antiprisms form a series of vertex-uniform polyhedra. For n =2 we have as degenerate case the regular tetrahedron as a digonal antiprism, the dual polyhedra of the antiprisms are the trapezohedra. Let a be the edge-length of a uniform antiprism, then the volume is V = n 4 cos 2 π2 n −1 sin 3 π2 n 12 sin 2 π n a 3 and the surface area is A = n 2 a 2. There are a set of truncated antiprisms, including a lower-symmetry form of the truncated octahedron. These can be alternated to create snub antiprisms, two of which are Johnson solids, and the snub triangular antiprism is a lower form of the icosahedron. The symmetry group contains inversion if and only if n is odd, uniform star antiprisms are named by their star polygon bases, and exist in prograde and retrograde solutions. Crossed forms have intersecting vertex figures, and are denoted by inverted fractions, p/ instead of p/q, in the retrograde forms but not in the prograde forms, the triangles joining the star bases intersect the axis of rotational symmetry. Some retrograde star antiprisms with regular star polygon bases cannot be constructed with equal edge lengths, star antiprism compounds also can be constructed where p and q have common factors, thus a 10/4 antiprism is the compound of two 5/2 star antiprisms. Prism Apeirogonal antiprism Grand antiprism – a four-dimensional polytope One World Trade Center, California, University of California Press Berkeley. Chapter 2, Archimedean polyhedra, prisma and antiprisms Weisstein, Eric W. Antiprism, archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007, nonconvex Prisms and Antiprisms Paper models of prisms and antiprisms

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Pentagons
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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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Regular dodecahedron
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It is one of the five Platonic solids. It has 12 faces,20 vertices,30 edges, and 160 diagonals. Note that, given a regular dodecahedron of edge length one, ru is the radius of a sphere about a cube of edge length ϕ. In perspective projection, viewed above a face, the regular dodecahedron can be seen as a linear-edged schlegel diagram. These projections are used in showing the four-dimensional 120-cell, a regular 4-dimensional polytope, constructed from 120 dodecahedra. The regular dodecahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling, the following Cartesian coordinates define the 20 vertices of a regular dodecahedron centered at the origin and suitably scaled and oriented, where ϕ =1 + √5/2 is the golden ratio ≈1.618. The edge length is 2/ϕ = √5 −1, the containing sphere has a radius of √3. 5650512°. A137218 If the original regular dodecahedron has edge length 1, its dual icosahedron has edge length ϕ, If the five Platonic solids are built with same volume, the regular dodecahedron has the shortest edges. The map-coloring number of a regular dodecahedrons faces is 4, the distance between the vertices on the same face not connected by an edge is ϕ times the edge length. If two edges share a vertex, then the midpoints of those edges form an equilateral triangle with the body center. The regular dodecahedron is the third in a set of truncated trapezohedra which can be constructed by truncating the two axial vertices of a pentagonal trapezohedron. The stellations of the regular dodecahedron make up three of the four Kepler–Poinsot polyhedra, a rectified regular dodecahedron forms an icosidodecahedron. The regular dodecahedron has icosahedral symmetry Ih, Coxeter group, order 120, when a regular dodecahedron is inscribed in a sphere, it occupies more of the spheres volume than an icosahedron inscribed in the same sphere. A regular dodecahedron has 12 faces and 20 vertices, whereas a regular icosahedron has 20 faces and 12 vertices, a cube can be embedded within a regular dodecahedron, affixed to eight of its equidistant vertices, in five different positions. In fact, five cubes may overlap and interlock inside the regular dodecahedron to result in the compound of five cubes, the ratio of the edge of a regular dodecahedron to the edge of a cube embedded inside such a regular dodecahedron is 1, ϕ, or,1. The ratio of a regular dodecahedrons volume to the volume of a cube embedded inside such a regular dodecahedron is 1, 2/2 + ϕ, or 1 + ϕ/2,1, or,4. For example, a cube with a volume of 64. Thus, the difference in volume between the regular dodecahedron and the enclosed cube is always one half the volume of the cube times ϕ

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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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Icosahedron
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In geometry, an icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 faces. The name comes from Greek εἴκοσι, meaning twenty, and ἕδρα, the plural can be either icosahedra or icosahedrons. There are many kinds of icosahedra, with some being more symmetrical than others, the best known is the Platonic, convex regular icosahedron. There are two objects, one convex and one concave, that can both be called regular icosahedra, each has 30 edges and 20 equilateral triangle faces with five meeting at each of its twelve vertices. The term regular icosahedron generally refers to the variety, while the nonconvex form is called a great icosahedron. Its dual polyhedron is the dodecahedron having three regular pentagonal faces around each vertex. The great icosahedron is one of the four regular star Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra, like the convex form, it also has 20 equilateral triangle faces, but its vertex figure is a pentagram rather than a pentagon, leading to geometrically intersecting faces. The intersections of the triangles do not represent new edges and its dual polyhedron is the great stellated dodecahedron, having three regular star pentagonal faces around each vertex. Stellation is the process of extending the faces or edges of a polyhedron until they meet to form a new polyhedron and it is done symmetrically so that the resulting figure retains the overall symmetry of the parent figure. In their book The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra, Coxeter et al. enumerated 58 such stellations of the regular icosahedron, of these, many have a single face in each of the 20 face planes and so are also icosahedra. The great icosahedron is among them, other stellations have more than one face in each plane or form compounds of simpler polyhedra. These are not strictly icosahedra, although they are referred to as such. A regular icosahedron can be distorted or marked up as a lower symmetry, and is called a snub octahedron, snub tetratetrahedron, snub tetrahedron. This can be seen as a truncated octahedron. If all the triangles are equilateral, the symmetry can also be distinguished by colouring the 8 and 12 triangle sets differently, pyritohedral symmetry has the symbol, with order 24. Tetrahedral symmetry has the symbol, +, with order 12 and these lower symmetries allow geometric distortions from 20 equilateral triangular faces, instead having 8 equilateral triangles and 12 congruent isosceles triangles. These symmetries offer Coxeter diagrams, and respectively, each representing the lower symmetry to the regular icosahedron, the coordinates of the 12 vertices can be defined by the vectors defined by all the possible cyclic permutations and sign-flips of coordinates of the form. These coordinates represent the truncated octahedron with alternated vertices deleted and this construction is called a snub tetrahedron in its regular icosahedron form, generated by the same operations carried out starting with the vector, where ϕ is the golden ratio

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Dodecahedron
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In geometry, a dodecahedron is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces. The most familiar dodecahedron is the dodecahedron, which is a Platonic solid. There are also three regular star dodecahedra, which are constructed as stellations of the convex form, all of these have icosahedral symmetry, order 120. The pyritohedron is a pentagonal dodecahedron, having the same topology as the regular one. The rhombic dodecahedron, seen as a case of the pyritohedron has octahedral symmetry. The elongated dodecahedron and trapezo-rhombic dodecahedron variations, along with the rhombic dodecahedra are space-filling, there are a large number of other dodecahedra. The convex regular dodecahedron is one of the five regular Platonic solids, the dual polyhedron is the regular icosahedron, having five equilateral triangles around each vertex. Like the regular dodecahedron, it has twelve pentagonal faces. However, the pentagons are not constrained to be regular, and its 30 edges are divided into two sets – containing 24 and 6 edges of the same length. The only axes of symmetry are three mutually perpendicular twofold axes and four threefold axes. Note that the regular dodecahedron can occur as a shape for quasicrystals with icosahedral symmetry. Its name comes from one of the two common crystal habits shown by pyrite, the one being the cube. The coordinates of the eight vertices of the cube are, The coordinates of the 12 vertices of the cross-edges are. When h =1, the six cross-edges degenerate to points, when h =0, the cross-edges are absorbed in the facets of the cube, and the pyritohedron reduces to a cube. When h = √5 − 1/2, the inverse of the golden ratio, a reflected pyritohedron is made by swapping the nonzero coordinates above. The two pyritohedra can be superimposed to give the compound of two dodecahedra as seen in the image here, the regular dodecahedron represents a special intermediate case where all edges and angles are equal. A tetartoid is a dodecahedron with chiral tetrahedral symmetry, like the regular dodecahedron, it has twelve identical pentagonal faces, with three meeting in each of the 20 vertices. However, the pentagons are not regular and the figure has no fivefold symmetry axes, although regular dodecahedra do not exist in crystals, the tetartoid form does

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Triangular truncated trapezohedron
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In geometry, the truncated triangular trapezohedron is the first in an infinite series of truncated trapezohedron polyhedra. It has 6 pentagon and 2 triangle faces and this polyhedron can be constructed by truncating two opposite vertices of a cube, of a trigonal trapezohedron, or of a rhombohedron or parallelepiped. In the case of a cube, or of a trigonal trapezohedron where the two truncated vertices are the ones on the axes, the resulting shape has three-fold rotational symmetry. This polyhedron is sometimes called Dürers solid, from its appearance in Albrecht Dürers 1514 engraving Melencolia I, the graph formed by its edges and vertices is called the Dürer graph. The shape of the solid depicted by Dürer is a subject of academic debate. According to Lynch, the hypothesis that the shape is a truncated cube was promoted by Strauss. Schröder and Lynch instead conclude that the ratio is √3,2, macGillavry measures features of the drawing and finds that the angle is approximately 79°. He and an author, Wolf von Engelhardt argue that this choice of angle comes from its physical occurrence in calcite crystals. Schreiber argues based on the writings of Dürer that all vertices of Dürers solid lie on a common sphere, Hideko lists several other scholars who also favor the 72° theory, beginning with Paul Grodzinski in 1955. He argues that theory is motivated less by analysis of the actual drawing, and more by aesthetic principles relating to regular pentagons. Weitzel analyzes a 1510 sketch by Dürer of the solid, from which he confirms Schreibers hypothesis that the shape has a circumsphere. Hideko argues that the shape is intended to depict a solution to the geometric problem of doubling the cube. He therefore concludes that the shape is a cube stretched along its long diagonal. The enlargement factor that is relevant for doubling the cube is 21/3 ≈1.253, futamura, Frantz & Crannell classify the proposed solutions to this problem by two parameters, the acute angle and the level of cutting, called the cross ratio. Their estimate of the ratio is close to MacGillavrys, and has a numerical value close to the golden ratio. Based on this they posit that the angle is 2 arctan ≈78 ∘. The polyhedron in A. Dürers Melencolia I, Nederl, richter, D. H. Perspektive und Proportionen in Albrecht Dürers Melancholie, Z. Vermessungswesen,82, 284–288 and 350–357. Schreiber, Peter, A new hypothesis on Dürers enigmatic polyhedron in his copper engraving Melencolia I, Historia Mathematica,26, 369–377, schröder, E. Dürer, Kunst und Geometrie, Dürers künstlerisches Schaffen aus der Sicht seiner Underweysung, Basel

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Truncated square trapezohedron
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The square truncated trapezohedron is the second in an infinite series of truncated trapezohedron polyhedra. It has 8 pentagon and 2 square faces and this polyhedron can be constructed by taking a tetragonal trapezohedron and truncating the polar axis vertices. The kite faces of the trapezohedron become pentagons, the vertices exist as 4 squares in four parallel planes, with alternating orientation in the middle creating the pentagons. A truncated trapezohedron has all valence-3 vertices and this means that the dual polyhedrona gyroelongated square dipyramid has all triangular faces. It represents the dual polyhedron to the Johnson solid, gyroelongated square dipyramid, with specific proportions

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Gyroelongated square dipyramid
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In geometry, the gyroelongated square bipyramid or heccaidecadeltahedron is one of the Johnson solids. As the name suggests, it can be constructed by gyroelongating an octahedron by inserting a square antiprism between its congruent halves, 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, the dual of the gyroelongated square bipyramid is a square truncated trapezohedron with 10 faces,8 pentagons and 2 square. Gyroelongated square pyramid Eric W. Weisstein, Gyroelongated Square Dipyramid at MathWorld

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Truncated hexagonal trapezohedron
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The truncated hexagonal trapezohedron is the fourth in an infinite series of truncated trapezohedron polyhedra. It has 12 pentagon and 2 hexagon faces and this polyhedron can be constructed by taking a hexagonal trapezohedron and truncating the polar axis vertices. Another form of this polyhedron has D2d symmetry and is a part of a space-filling honeycomb along with an irregular dodecahedron, Weaire–Phelan Bubbles Conway Notation for Polyhedra Try, t6dA6

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Diminished trapezohedron
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In geometry, a diminished trapezohedron is a polyhedron in an infinite set of polyhedra, constructed by removing one of the polar vertices of a trapezohedron and replacing it by a new face. It has one regular n-gonal base face, n triangles faces around the base, along with the set of pyramids and elongated pyramids, these figures are topologically self-dual. Theyre also related to the pyramids, as augmented antiprisms. This sequence has sets of two instead of kite faces. There are three special case geometries of the trigonal trapezohedron. The simplest is a diminished cube and it can also be seen as a tetrahedron with 3 of 4 of its vertices rectified. The three rhombic faces fold out flat to form half of a hexagram

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Regular polyhedron
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A regular polyhedron is a polyhedron whose symmetry group acts transitively on its flags. A regular polyhedron is highly symmetrical, being all of edge-transitive, vertex-transitive and face-transitive, in classical contexts, many different equivalent definitions are used, a common one is that faces are congruent regular polygons which are assembled in the same way around each vertex. A regular polyhedron is identified by its Schläfli symbol of the form, there are 5 finite convex regular polyhedra, known as the Platonic solids. These are the, tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron, there are also four regular star polyhedra, making nine regular polyhedra in all. All the dihedral angles of the polyhedron are equal All the vertex figures of the polyhedron are regular polygons, All the solid angles of the polyhedron are congruent. A regular polyhedron has all of three related spheres which share its centre, An insphere, tangent to all faces, an intersphere or midsphere, tangent to all edges. A circumsphere, tangent to all vertices, the regular polyhedra are the most symmetrical of all the polyhedra. They lie in just three symmetry groups, which are named after them, Tetrahedral Octahedral Icosahedral Any shapes with icosahedral or octahedral symmetry will also contain tetrahedral symmetry, the five Platonic solids have an Euler characteristic of 2. Some of the stars have a different value. The sum of the distances from any point in the interior of a polyhedron to the sides is independent of the location of the point. However, the converse does not hold, not even for tetrahedra, in a dual pair of polyhedra, the vertices of one polyhedron correspond to the faces of the other, and vice versa. The regular polyhedra show this duality as follows, The tetrahedron is self-dual, the cube and octahedron are dual to each other. The icosahedron and dodecahedron are dual to each other, the small stellated dodecahedron and great dodecahedron are dual to each other. The great stellated dodecahedron and great icosahedron are dual to each other, the Schläfli symbol of the dual is just the original written backwards, for example the dual of is. See also Regular polytope, History of discovery, stones carved in shapes resembling clusters of spheres or knobs have been found in Scotland and may be as much as 4,000 years old. Some of these stones show not only the symmetries of the five Platonic solids, examples of these stones are on display in the John Evans room of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University. Why these objects were made, or how their creators gained the inspiration for them, is a mystery, the earliest known written records of the regular convex solids originated from Classical Greece. When these solids were all discovered and by whom is not known, euclids reference to Plato led to their common description as the Platonic solids

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Regular 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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Cube
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Beryllium copper, also known as copper beryllium, beryllium bronze and spring copper, is a copper alloy with 0. 5—3% beryllium and sometimes other elements. Beryllium copper combines high strength with non-magnetic and non-sparking qualities and it has excellent metalworking, forming and machining properties. It has many specialized applications in tools for hazardous environments, musical instruments, precision measurement devices, bullets, beryllium alloys present a toxic inhalation hazard during manufacture. Beryllium copper is a ductile, weldable, and machinable alloy and it is resistant to non-oxidizing acids, to plastic decomposition products, to abrasive wear, and to galling. It can be heat-treated for increased strength, durability, and electrical conductivity, beryllium copper attains the greatest strength of any copper-based alloy. In solid form and as finished objects, beryllium copper presents no known health hazard, however, inhalation of dust, mist, or fume containing beryllium can cause the serious lung condition, chronic beryllium disease. That disease affects primarily the lungs, restricting the exchange of oxygen between the lungs and the bloodstream, the International Agency for Research on Cancer lists beryllium as a Group 1 Human Carcinogen. The National Toxicology Program also lists beryllium as a carcinogen, beryllium copper is a non-ferrous alloy used in springs, spring wire, load cells, and other parts that must retain their shape under repeated stress and strain. It has high electrical conductivity, and is used in low-current contacts for batteries, beryllium copper is non-sparking but physically tough and nonmagnetic, fulfilling the requirements of ATEX directive for Zones 0,1, and 2. Beryllium copper screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, cold chisels, knives, and hammers are available for environments with explosive hazards, such oil rigs, coal mines, an alternative metal sometimes used for non-sparking tools is aluminium bronze. Compared to steel tools, beryllium copper tools are more expensive, not as strong, and less durable, beryllium copper is frequently used for percussion instruments for its consistent tone and resonance, especially tambourines and triangles. Beryllium copper has been used for armour piercing bullets, though usage is unusual because bullets made from steel alloys are much less expensive and have similar properties. Beryllium copper is used for measurement-while-drilling tools in the drilling industry. A non-magnetic alloy is required, as magnetometers are used for field-strength data received from the tool, beryllium copper gaskets are used to create an RF-tight, electronic seal on doors used with EMC testing and anechoic chambers. For a time, beryllium copper was used in the manufacture of clubs, particularly wedges. Though some golfers prefer the feel of BeCu club heads, regulatory issues, kiefer Plating of Elkhart, Indiana built some beryllium-copper trumpet bells for the Schilke Music Co. of Chicago. These light-weight bells produce a sound preferred by some musicians, beryllium copper wire is produced in many forms, round, square, flat and shaped, in coils, on spools and in straight lengths. Beryllium copper valve seats and guides are used in high performance engines with coated titanium valves

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Regular 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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Regular icosahedron
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In geometry, a regular icosahedron is a convex polyhedron with 20 faces,30 edges and 12 vertices. It is one of the five Platonic solids, and also the one with the most sides and it has five equilateral triangular faces meeting at each vertex. It is represented by its Schläfli symbol, or sometimes by its vertex figure as 3.3.3.3.3 or 35 and it is the dual of the dodecahedron, which is represented by, having three pentagonal faces around each vertex. A regular icosahedron is a pentagonal bipyramid and a biaugmented pentagonal antiprism in any of six orientations. The name comes from Greek εἴκοσι, meaning twenty, and ἕδρα, the plural can be either icosahedrons or icosahedra. The surface area A and the volume V of a regular icosahedron of edge length a are, note that these vertices form five sets of three concentric, mutually orthogonal golden rectangles, whose edges form Borromean rings. If the original icosahedron has edge length 1, its dual dodecahedron has edge length √5 − 1/2 = 1/ϕ = ϕ −1, the 12 edges of a regular octahedron can be subdivided in the golden ratio so that the resulting vertices define a regular icosahedron. The locations of the vertices of a regular icosahedron can be described using spherical coordinates, if two vertices are taken to be at the north and south poles, then the other ten vertices are at latitude ±arctan ≈ ±26. 57°. These ten vertices are at evenly spaced longitudes, alternating between north and south latitudes and 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 icosahedron has 43,380 distinct nets. To color the icosahedron, such that no two adjacent faces have the color, requires at least 3 colors. A problem dating back to the ancient Greeks is to determine which of two shapes has larger volume, an icosahedron inscribed in a sphere, or a dodecahedron inscribed in the same sphere, the problem was solved by Hero, Pappus, and Fibonacci, among others. Apollonius of Perga discovered the result that the ratio of volumes of these two shapes is the same as the ratio of their surface areas. Both volumes have formulas involving the golden ratio, but taken to different powers, as it turns out, the icosahedron occupies less of the spheres volume than the dodecahedron. The following construction of the icosahedron avoids tedious computations in the number field ℚ necessary in more elementary approaches, the existence of the icosahedron amounts to the existence of six equiangular lines in ℝ3. Indeed, intersecting such a system of lines with a Euclidean sphere centered at their common intersection yields the twelve vertices of a regular icosahedron as can easily be checked. Conversely, supposing the existence of an icosahedron, lines defined by its six pairs of opposite vertices form an equiangular system. In order to such an equiangular system, we start with this 6 ×6 square matrix

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Archimedean solid
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In geometry, an Archimedean solid is one of the 13 solids first enumerated by Archimedes. They are the semi-regular convex polyhedrons composed of regular meeting in identical vertices, excluding the 5 Platonic solids. They differ from the Johnson solids, whose regular polygonal faces do not meet in identical vertices, identical vertices means that for any two vertices, there is a global isometry of the entire solid that takes one vertex to the other. Excluding these two families, there are 13 Archimedean solids. All the Archimedan solids can be made via Wythoff constructions from the Platonic solids with tetrahedral, octahedral and icosahedral symmetry, the Archimedean solids take their name from Archimedes, who discussed them in a now-lost work. Pappus refers to it, stating that Archimedes listed 13 polyhedra, kepler may have also found the elongated square gyrobicupola, at least, he once stated that there were 14 Archimedean solids. However, his published enumeration only includes the 13 uniform polyhedra, here the vertex configuration refers to the type of regular polygons that meet at any given vertex. For example, a configuration of means that a square, hexagon. Some definitions of semiregular polyhedron include one more figure, the square gyrobicupola or pseudo-rhombicuboctahedron. The number of vertices is 720° divided by the angle defect. The cuboctahedron and icosidodecahedron are edge-uniform and are called quasi-regular, the duals of the Archimedean solids are called the Catalan solids. Together with the bipyramids and trapezohedra, these are the face-uniform solids with regular vertices, the snub cube and snub dodecahedron are known as chiral, as they come in a left-handed form and right-handed form. When something comes in forms which are each others three-dimensional mirror image. The different Archimedean and Platonic solids can be related to each other using a handful of general constructions, starting with a Platonic solid, truncation involves cutting away of corners. To preserve symmetry, the cut is in a perpendicular to the line joining a corner to the center of the polyhedron and is the same for all corners. Depending on how much is truncated, different Platonic and Archimedean solids can be created, expansion or cantellation involves moving each face away from the center and taking the convex hull. Expansion with twisting also involves rotating the faces, thus breaking the rectangles corresponding to edges into triangles, the last construction we use here is truncation of both corners and edges. Ignoring scaling, expansion can also be viewed as truncation of corners and edges, note the duality between the cube and the octahedron, and between the dodecahedron and the icosahedron

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Semiregular polyhedron
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The term semiregular polyhedron is used variously by different authors. In its original definition, it is a polyhedron with faces and a symmetry group which is transitive on its vertices. These polyhedra include, The thirteen Archimedean solids, an infinite series of convex prisms. An infinite series of convex antiprisms and these semiregular solids can be fully specified by a vertex configuration, a listing of the faces by number of sides in order as they occur around a vertex. For example,3.5.3.5, represents the icosidodecahedron which alternates two triangles and two pentagons around each vertex,3.3.3.5 in contrast is a pentagonal antiprism. These polyhedra are sometimes described as vertex-transitive, since Gosset, other authors have used the term semiregular in different ways in relation to higher dimensional polytopes. E. L. Elte provided a definition which Coxeter found too artificial, Coxeter himself dubbed Gossets figures uniform, with only a quite restricted subset classified as semiregular. Yet others have taken the path, categorising more polyhedra as semiregular. These include, Three sets of polyhedra which meet Gossets definition. The duals of the above semiregular solids, arguing that since the polyhedra share the same symmetries as the originals. These duals include the Catalan solids, the convex dipyramids and antidipyramids or trapezohedra, a further source of confusion lies in the way that the Archimedean solids are defined, again with different interpretations appearing. Gossets definition of semiregular includes figures of higher symmetry, the regular and quasiregular polyhedra and this naming system works well, and reconciles many of the confusions. Assuming that ones stated definition applies only to convex polyhedra is probably the most common failing, Coxeter, Cromwell and Cundy & Rollett are all guilty of such slips. In many works semiregular polyhedron is used as a synonym for Archimedean solid and we can distinguish between the facially-regular and vertex-transitive figures based on Gosset, and their vertically-regular and facially-transitive duals. Later, Coxeter would quote Gossets definition without comment, thus accepting it by implication, peter Cromwell writes in a footnote to Page 149 that, in current terminology, semiregular polyhedra refers to the Archimedean and Catalan solids. On Page 80 he describes the thirteen Archimedeans as semiregular, while on Pages 367 ff. he discusses the Catalans, by implication this treats the Catalans as not semiregular, thus effectively contradicting the definition he provided in the earlier footnote. Semiregular polytope Regular polyhedron Weisstein, Eric W. Semiregular polyhedron

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Uniform polyhedron
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A uniform polyhedron is a polyhedron which has regular polygons as faces and is vertex-transitive. It follows that all vertices are congruent, Uniform polyhedra may be regular, quasi-regular or semi-regular. The faces and vertices need not be convex, so many of the uniform polyhedra are also star polyhedra, there are two infinite classes of uniform polyhedra together with 75 others. Dual polyhedra to uniform polyhedra are face-transitive and have regular vertex figures, the dual of a regular polyhedron is regular, while the dual of an Archimedean solid is a Catalan solid. The concept of uniform polyhedron is a case of the concept of uniform polytope. Coxeter, Longuet-Higgins & Miller define uniform polyhedra to be vertex-transitive polyhedra with regular faces, by a polygon they implicitly mean a polygon in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, these are allowed to be non-convex and to intersect each other. There are some generalizations of the concept of a uniform polyhedron, if the connectedness assumption is dropped, then we get uniform compounds, which can be split as a union of polyhedra, such as the compound of 5 cubes. If we drop the condition that the realization of the polyhedron is non-degenerate and these require a more general definition of polyhedra. Some of the ways they can be degenerate are as follows, some polyhedra have faces that are hidden, in the sense that no points of their interior can be seen from the outside. These are usually not counted as uniform polyhedra, some polyhedra have multiple edges and their faces are the faces of two or more polyhedra, though these are not compounds in the previous sense since the polyhedra share edges. There are some non-orientable polyhedra that have double covers satisfying the definition of a uniform polyhedron, there double covers have doubled faces, edges and vertices. They are usually not counted as uniform polyhedra, there are several polyhedra with doubled faces produced by Wythoffs construction. Most authors do not allow doubled faces and remove them as part of the construction, skillings figure has the property that it has double edges but its faces cannot be written as a union of two uniform polyhedra. Regular convex polyhedra, The Platonic solids date back to the classical Greeks and were studied by the Pythagoreans, Plato, Theaetetus, Timaeus of Locri, the Etruscans discovered the regular dodecahedron before 500 BC. Nonregular uniform convex polyhedra, The cuboctahedron was known by Plato, Archimedes discovered all of the 13 Archimedean solids. His original book on the subject was lost, but Pappus of Alexandria mentioned Archimedes listed 13 polyhedra, piero della Francesca rediscovered the five truncation of the Platonic solids, truncated tetrahedron, truncated octahedron, truncated cube, truncated dodecahedron, and truncated icosahedron. Luca Pacioli republished Francescas work in De divina proportione in 1509, adding the rhombicuboctahedron, calling it a icosihexahedron for its 26 faces, which was drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. Johannes Kepler was the first to publish the complete list of Archimedean solids, in 1619, regular star polyhedra, Kepler discovered two of the regular Kepler–Poinsot polyhedra and Louis Poinsot discovered the other two

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Truncated tetrahedron
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In geometry, the truncated tetrahedron is an Archimedean solid. It has 4 regular hexagonal faces,4 equilateral triangle faces,12 vertices and 18 edges and it can be constructed by truncating all 4 vertices of a regular tetrahedron at one third of the original edge length. A deeper truncation, removing a tetrahedron of half the edge length from each vertex, is called rectification. The rectification of a tetrahedron produces an octahedron, a truncated tetrahedron is the Goldberg polyhedron GIII, containing triangular and hexagonal faces. A truncated tetrahedron can be called a cube, with Coxeter diagram. There are two positions of this construction, and combining them creates the uniform compound of two truncated tetrahedra. The area A and the volume V of a tetrahedron of edge length a are. The densest packing of the Archimedean truncated tetrahedron is believed to be Φ = 207/208, in fact, if the truncation of the corners is slightly smaller than that of an Archimedean truncated tetrahedron, this new shape can be used to completely fill space. This projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths, straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane. A lower symmetry version of the tetrahedron is called a Friauf polyhedron in crystals such as complex metallic alloys. This form fits 5 Friauf polyhedra around an axis, giving a 72-degree dihedral angle on a subset of 6-6 edges, Friauf and his 1927 paper The crystal structure of the intermetallic compound MgCu2. Giant truncated tetrahedra were used for the Man the Explorer and Man the Producer theme pavilions in Expo 67 and they were made of massive girders of steel bolted together in a geometric lattice. The truncated tetrahedra were interconnected with lattice steel platforms, all of these buildings were demolished after the end of Expo 67, as they had not been built to withstand the severity of the Montreal weather over the years. Their only remnants are in the Montreal city archives, the Public Archives Of Canada, the Tetraminx puzzle has a truncated tetrahedral shape. This puzzle shows a dissection of a tetrahedron into 4 octahedra and 6 tetrahedra. It contains 4 central planes of rotations, in the mathematical field of graph theory, a truncated tetrahedral graph is a Archimedean graph, the graph of vertices and edges of the truncated tetrahedron, one of the Archimedean solids. It has 12 vertices and 18 edges and it is a connected cubic graph, and connected cubic transitive graph. It is also a part of a sequence of cantic polyhedra, in this wythoff construction the edges between the hexagons represent degenerate digons

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Cuboctahedron
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In geometry, a cuboctahedron is a polyhedron with 8 triangular faces and 6 square faces. A cuboctahedron has 12 identical vertices, with 2 triangles and 2 squares meeting at each, as such, it is a quasiregular polyhedron, i. e. an Archimedean solid that is not only vertex-transitive but also edge-transitive. Its dual polyhedron is the rhombic dodecahedron, the cuboctahedron was probably known to Plato, Herons Definitiones quotes Archimedes as saying that Plato knew of a solid made of 8 triangles and 6 squares. Heptaparallelohedron Fuller applied the name Dymaxion to this shape, used in a version of the Dymaxion map. He also called it the Vector Equilibrium and he called a cuboctahedron consisting of rigid struts connected by flexible vertices a jitterbug. With Oh symmetry, order 48, it is a cube or rectified octahedron With Td symmetry, order 24. With D3d symmetry, order 12, it is a triangular gyrobicupola. The area A and the volume V of the cuboctahedron of edge length a are, the cuboctahedron has four special orthogonal projections, centered on a vertex, an edge, and the two types of faces, triangular and square. The last two correspond to the B2 and A2 Coxeter planes, the skew projections show a square and hexagon passing through the center of the cuboctahedron. The cuboctahedron 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. The cuboctahedrons 12 vertices can represent the vectors of the simple Lie group A3. With the addition of 6 vertices of the octahedron, these represent the 18 root vectors of the simple Lie group B3. The cuboctahedron can be dissected into two triangular cupolas by a common hexagon passing through the center of the cuboctahedron, if these two triangular cupolas are twisted so triangles and squares line up, Johnson solid J27, the triangular orthobicupola, is created. The cuboctahedron can also be dissected into 6 square pyramids and 8 tetrahedra meeting at a central point and this dissection is expressed in the alternated cubic honeycomb where pairs of square pyramids are combined into octahedra. A cuboctahedron can be obtained by taking a cross section of a four-dimensional 16-cell. Its first stellation is the compound of a cube and its dual octahedron, the cuboctahedron is a rectified cube and also a rectified octahedron. It is also a cantellated tetrahedron, with this construction it is given the Wythoff symbol,33 |2

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Truncated cube
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In geometry, the truncated cube, or truncated hexahedron, is an Archimedean solid. It has 14 regular faces,36 edges, and 24 vertices, if the truncated cube has unit edge length, its dual triakis octahedron has edges of lengths 2 and 2 + √2. The area A and the volume V of a cube of edge length a are. The truncated cube has five special orthogonal projections, centered, on a vertex, the last two correspond to the B2 and A2 Coxeter planes. The truncated cube can also be represented as a spherical tiling and this projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths. Straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane, the following Cartesian coordinates define the vertices of a truncated hexahedron centered at the origin with edge length 2ξ, where ξ = √2 −1. The parameter ξ can be varied between ±1, a value of 1 produces a cube,0 produces a cuboctahedron, and negative values produces self-intersecting octagrammic faces. The truncated cube can be dissected into a cube, with six square cupola around each of the cubes faces. This dissection can also be seen within the cubic honeycomb, with cube, tetrahedron. This dissection can be used to create a Stewart toroid with all regular faces by removing two square cupola and the central cube and this excavated cube has 16 triangles,12 squares, and 4 octagons. It shares the vertex arrangement with three nonconvex uniform polyhedra, The truncated cube is related to polyhedra and tlings in symmetry. The truncated cube is one of a family of uniform polyhedra related to the cube and this polyhedron is topologically related as a part of sequence of uniform truncated polyhedra with vertex configurations, and Coxeter group symmetry, and a series of polyhedra and tilings n.8.8. A cube can be alternately truncated producing tetrahedral symmetry, with six hexagonal faces and it is one of a sequence of alternate truncations of polyhedra and tiling. It has 24 vertices and 36 edges, and is a cubic Archimedean graph, spinning truncated cube Cube-connected cycles, a family of graphs that includes the skeleton of the truncated cube Williams, Robert. The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design, cromwell, P. Polyhedra, CUP hbk, pbk. Ch.2 p. 79-86 Archimedean solids Eric W. Weisstein, Weisstein, Eric W. Truncated cubical graph. 3D convex uniform polyhedra o3x4x - tic

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Truncated octahedron
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In geometry, the truncated octahedron is an Archimedean solid. It has 14 faces,36 edges, and 24 vertices, since each of its faces has point symmetry the truncated octahedron is a zonohedron. It is also the Goldberg polyhedron GIV, containing square and hexagonal faces, like the cube, it can tessellate 3-dimensional space, as a permutohedron. Its dual polyhedron is the tetrakis hexahedron, if the original truncated octahedron has unit edge length, its dual tetrakis cube has edge lengths 9/8√2 and 3/2√2. A truncated octahedron is constructed from an octahedron with side length 3a by the removal of six right square pyramids. These pyramids have both base side length and lateral side length of a, to form equilateral triangles, the base area is then a2. Note that this shape is similar to half an octahedron or Johnson solid J1. The truncated octahedron has five special orthogonal projections, centered, on a vertex, the last two correspond to the B2 and A2 Coxeter planes. The truncated octahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling and this projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths. Straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane, all permutations of are Cartesian coordinates of the vertices of a truncated octahedron of edge length a = √2 centered at the origin. The vertices are also the corners of 12 rectangles whose long edges are parallel to the coordinate axes. The edge vectors have Cartesian coordinates and permutations of these, the face normals of the 6 square faces are, and. The face normals of the 8 hexagonal faces are, the dot product between pairs of two face normals is the cosine of the dihedral angle between adjacent faces, either −1/3 or −1/√3. The dihedral angle is approximately 1.910633 radians at edges shared by two hexagons or 2.186276 radians at edges shared by a hexagon and a square. The truncated octahedron can be dissected into an octahedron, surrounded by 8 triangular cupola on each face. Therefore, the octahedron is the permutohedron of order 4, each vertex corresponds to a permutation of. The area A and the volume V of an octahedron of edge length a are. There are two uniform colorings, with symmetry and octahedral symmetry, and two 2-uniform coloring with dihedral symmetry as a truncated triangular antiprism

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Rhombicuboctahedron
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In geometry, the rhombicuboctahedron, or small rhombicuboctahedron, is an Archimedean solid with eight triangular and eighteen square faces. There are 24 identical vertices, with one triangle and three meeting at each. The polyhedron has octahedral symmetry, like the cube and octahedron and its dual is called the deltoidal icositetrahedron or trapezoidal icositetrahedron, although its faces are not really true trapezoids. Johannes Kepler in Harmonices Mundi named this polyhedron a rhombicuboctahedron, being short for truncated cuboctahedral rhombus and this truncation creates new vertices mid-edge to the rhombic dodecahedron, creating rectangular faces inside the original rhombic faces, and new square and triangle faces at the original vertices. The semiregular form here requires the geometry be adjusted so the rectangles become squares and it can also be called an expanded cube or cantellated cube or a cantellated octahedron from truncation operations of the uniform polyhedron. There are distortions of the rhombicuboctahedron that, while some of the faces are not regular polygons, are still vertex-uniform. Some of these can be made by taking a cube or octahedron and cutting off the edges, then trimming the corners, so the resulting polyhedron has six square and twelve rectangular faces. The lines along which a Rubiks Cube can be turned are, projected onto a sphere, similar, topologically identical, in fact, variants using the Rubiks Cube mechanism have been produced which closely resemble the rhombicuboctahedron. The rhombicuboctahedron is used in three uniform space-filling tessellations, the cubic honeycomb, the runcitruncated cubic honeycomb, and the runcinated alternated cubic honeycomb. The rhombicuboctahedron can be dissected into two square cupolae and an octagonal prism. A rotation of one cupola by 45 degrees creates the pseudorhombicuboctahedron, both of these polyhedra have the same vertex figure,3.4.4.4. There are three pairs of parallel planes that each intersect the rhombicuboctahedron in a regular octagon and these pieces can be reassembled to give a new solid called the elongated square gyrobicupola or pseudorhombicuboctahedron, with the symmetry of a square antiprism. The rhombicuboctahedron has six special orthogonal projections, centered, on a vertex, the last two correspond to the B2 and A2 Coxeter planes. The rhombicuboctahedron 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. A half symmetry form of the rhombicuboctahedron, exists with pyritohedral symmetry, as Coxeter diagram, Schläfli symbol s2 and this form can be visualized by alternatingly coloring the edges of the 6 squares. These squares can then be distorted into rectangles, while the 8 triangles remain equilateral, the 12 diagonal square faces will become isosceles trapezoids. Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a rhombicuboctahedron centred at the origin, if the original rhombicuboctahedron has unit edge length, its dual strombic icositetrahedron has edge lengths 2710 −2 and 4 −22

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Truncated cuboctahedron
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In geometry, the truncated cuboctahedron is an Archimedean solid, named by Kepler as a truncation of a cuboctahedron. It has 12 square faces,8 regular hexagonal faces,6 regular octagonal faces,48 vertices and 72 edges, since each of its faces has point symmetry, the truncated cuboctahedron is a zonohedron. If you truncate a cuboctahedron by cutting the corners off, you do not get this uniform figure, however, the resulting figure is topologically equivalent to a truncated cuboctahedron and can always be deformed until the faces are regular. The alternative name great rhombicuboctahedron refers to the fact that the 12 square faces lie in the planes as the 12 faces of the rhombic dodecahedron which is dual to the cuboctahedron. One unfortunate point of confusion, There is a uniform polyhedron by the same name. See nonconvex great rhombicuboctahedron.7551724 a 2 V = a 3 ≈41.7989899 a 3, many other lower symmetry toroids can also be constructed by removing a subset of these dissected components. For example, removing half of the triangular cupolas creates a genus 3 torus, There is only one uniform coloring of the faces of this polyhedron, one color for each face type. A 2-uniform coloring, with symmetry, exists with alternately colored hexagons. The truncated cuboctahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling and this projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths. Straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane, the truncated cuboctahedron is one of a family of uniform polyhedra related to the cube and regular octahedron. This polyhedron can be considered a member of a sequence of patterns with vertex configuration. For p <6, the members of the sequence are omnitruncated polyhedra, for p <6, they are tilings of the hyperbolic plane, starting with the truncated triheptagonal tiling. In the mathematical field of theory, a truncated cuboctahedral graph is the graph of vertices and edges of the truncated cuboctahedron. It has 48 vertices and 72 edges, and is a zero-symmetric and cubic Archimedean graph, cube Cuboctahedron Octahedron Truncated icosidodecahedron Truncated octahedron – truncated tetratetrahedron Cromwell, P. Polyhedra. Eric W. Weisstein, Great rhombicuboctahedron at MathWorld, 3D convex uniform polyhedra x3x4x - girco

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Snub cube
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In geometry, the snub cube, or snub cuboctahedron, is an Archimedean solid with 38 faces,6 squares and 32 equilateral triangles. It has 60 edges and 24 vertices and it is a chiral polyhedron, that is, it has two distinct forms, which are mirror images of each other. The union of both forms is a compound of two cubes, and the convex hull of both sets of vertices is a truncated cuboctahedron. Kepler first named it in Latin as cubus simus in 1619 in his Harmonices Mundi. If the original cube has edge length 1, its dual pentagonal icositetrahedron has side lengths 1 t +1 ≈0.593465. Taking the even permutations with an odd number of signs, and the odd permutations with an even number of plus signs, gives a different snub cube. Taking all of them yields the compound of two snub cubes. The snub cube has two orthogonal projections, centered, on two types of faces, triangles, and squares, correspond to the A2 and B2 Coxeter planes. The snub cube can also be represented as a spherical tiling and this projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths. Great circle arcs on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane and it can also be constructed as an alternation of a nonuniform omnitruncated cube, deleting every other vertex and creating new triangles at the deleted vertices. A properly proportioned great rhombicuboctahedron will create equilateral triangles at the deleted vertices, depending on which set of vertices are alternated, the resulting snub cube can have a clockwise or counterclockwise twist. An improved snub cube, with a smaller square face. The snub cube is one of a family of uniform polyhedra related to the cube and this semiregular polyhedron is a member of a sequence of snubbed polyhedra and tilings with vertex figure and Coxeter–Dynkin diagram. These figures and their duals have rotational symmetry, being in the Euclidean plane for n =6, the series can be considered to begin with n=2, with one set of faces degenerated into digons. The snub cube is second in a series of snub polyhedra, in the mathematical field of graph theory, a snub cubical graph is the graph of vertices and edges of the snub cube, one of the Archimedean solids. It has 24 vertices and 60 edges, and is an Archimedean graph, truncated cube Compound of two snub cubes Snub square tiling Jayatilake, Udaya. Calculations on face and vertex regular polyhedra, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design. Eric W. Weisstein, Snub cube at MathWorld, Weisstein, Eric W. Snub cubic graph

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Icosidodecahedron
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In geometry, an icosidodecahedron is a polyhedron with twenty triangular faces and twelve pentagonal faces. An icosidodecahedron has 30 identical vertices, with two triangles and two meeting at each, and 60 identical edges, each separating a triangle from a pentagon. As such it is one of the Archimedean solids and more particularly and its dual polyhedron is the rhombic triacontahedron. An icosidodecahedron can be split along any of six planes to form a pair of pentagonal rotundae, the icosidodecahedron can be considered a pentagonal gyrobirotunda, as a combination of two rotundae. In this form its symmetry is D5d, order 20, the wire-frame figure of the icosidodecahedron consists of six flat regular decagons, meeting in pairs at each of the 30 vertices. Convenient Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of an icosidodecahedron with unit edges are given by the permutations of. The icosidodecahedron has four special orthogonal projections, centered on a vertex, an edge, a face. The last two correspond to the A2 and H2 Coxeter planes, the icosidodecahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling, and projected onto the plane via a stereographic projection. This projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths, straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane. The icosidodecahedron is a dodecahedron and also a rectified icosahedron. With orbifold notation symmetry of all of these tilings are wythoff construction within a fundamental domain of symmetry. The icosidodecahedron is related to the Johnson solid called a pentagonal orthobirotunda created by two pentagonal rotunda connected as mirror images, the icosidodecahedron can therefore be called a pentagonal gyrobirotunda with the gyration between top and bottom halves. Eight uniform star polyhedra share the same vertex arrangement, of these, two also share the same edge arrangement, the small icosihemidodecahedron, and the small dodecahemidodecahedron. The vertex arrangement is shared with the compounds of five octahedra. In four-dimensional geometry the icosidodecahedron appears in the regular 600-cell as the slice that belongs to the vertex-first passage of the 600-cell through 3D space. In other words, the 30 vertices of the 600-cell which lie at arc distances of 90 degrees on its circumscribed hypersphere from a pair of vertices, are the vertices of an icosidodecahedron. The wire frame figure of the 600-cell consists of 72 flat regular decagons, six of these are the equatorial decagons to a pair of opposite vertices. They are precisely the six decagons which form the wire frame figure of the icosidodecahedron, in the mathematical field of graph theory, a icosidodecahedral graph is the graph of vertices and edges of the icosidodecahedron, one of the Archimedean solids

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Truncated dodecahedron
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In geometry, the truncated dodecahedron is an Archimedean solid. It has 12 regular decagonal faces,20 regular triangular faces,60 vertices and 90 edges and this polyhedron can be formed from a dodecahedron by truncating the corners so the pentagon faces become decagons and the corners become triangles. It is used in the cell-transitive hyperbolic space-filling tessellation, the bitruncated icosahedral honeycomb, the truncated dodecahedron has five special orthogonal projections, centered, on a vertex, on two types of edges, and two types of faces, hexagonal and pentagonal. The last two correspond to the A2 and H2 Coxeter planes, the truncated dodecahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling, and projected onto the plane via a stereographic projection. This projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths, straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane. Schlegel diagrams are similar, with a projection and straight edges. In the mathematical field of theory, a truncated dodecahedral graph is the graph of vertices and edges of the truncated dodecahedron. It has 60 vertices and 90 edges, and is a cubic Archimedean graph, spinning truncated cube Cube-connected cycles, a family of graphs that includes the skeleton of the truncated cube Williams, Robert. The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design, Eric W. Weisstein, Truncated dodecahedron at MathWorld. Weisstein, Eric W. Truncated dodecahedral graph, 3D convex uniform polyhedra o3x5x - tid. Editable printable net of a dodecahedron with interactive 3D view The Uniform Polyhedra Virtual Reality Polyhedra The Encyclopedia of Polyhedra

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Truncated icosahedron
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In geometry, the truncated icosahedron is an Archimedean solid, one of 13 convex isogonal nonprismatic solids whose faces are two or more types of regular polygons. It has 12 regular pentagonal faces,20 regular hexagonal faces,60 vertices and 90 edges and it is the Goldberg polyhedron GPV or 1,1, containing pentagonal and hexagonal faces. This geometry is associated with footballs typically patterned with white hexagons, geodesic domes such as those whose architecture Buckminster Fuller pioneered are often based on this structure. It also corresponds to the geometry of the fullerene C60 molecule and it is used in the cell-transitive hyperbolic space-filling tessellation, the bitruncated order-5 dodecahedral honeycomb. This polyhedron can be constructed from an icosahedron with the 12 vertices truncated such that one third of each edge is cut off at each of both ends and this creates 12 new pentagon faces, and leaves the original 20 triangle faces as regular hexagons. Thus the length of the edges is one third of that of the original edges, cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a truncated icosahedron centered at the origin are all even permutations of, where φ =1 + √5/2 is the golden mean. Using φ2 = φ +1 one verifies that all vertices are on a sphere, centered at the origin, with the radius equal to √9φ +10. Permutations, X axis Y axis Z axis The truncated icosahedron has five special orthogonal projections, centered, on a vertex, the last two correspond to the A2 and H2 Coxeter planes. The truncated icosahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling and this projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths. Straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane and this result is easy to get by using one of the three orthogonal golden rectangles drawn into the original icosahedron as the starting point for our considerations. The angle between the segments joining the center and the vertices connected by shared edge is approximately 23. 281446°. The area A and the volume V of the truncated icosahedron of edge length a are, with unit edges, the surface area is 21 for the pentagons and 52 for the hexagons, together 73. The truncated icosahedron easily demonstrates the Euler characteristic,32 +60 −90 =2, the balls used in association football and team handball are perhaps the best-known example of a spherical polyhedron analog to the truncated icosahedron, found in everyday life. The ball comprises the same pattern of regular pentagons and regular hexagons, but it is more due to the pressure of the air inside. This ball type was introduced to the World Cup in 1970, geodesic domes are typically based on triangular facetings of this geometry with example structures found across the world, popularized by Buckminster Fuller. A variation of the icosahedron was used as the basis of the wheels used by the Pontiac Motor Division between 1971 and 1976 on its Trans Am and Grand Prix. This shape was also the configuration of the used for focusing the explosive shock waves of the detonators in both the gadget and Fat Man atomic bombs. The truncated icosahedron can also be described as a model of the Buckminsterfullerene, or buckyball, molecule, an allotrope of elemental carbon, discovered in 1985

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Rhombicosidodecahedron
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It has 20 regular triangular faces,30 square faces,12 regular pentagonal faces,60 vertices and 120 edges. The name rhombicosidodecahedron refers to the fact that the 30 square faces lie in the planes as the 30 faces of the rhombic triacontahedron which is dual to the icosidodecahedron. It can also be called an expanded or cantellated dodecahedron or icosahedron, therefore, it has the same number of triangles as an icosahedron and the same number of pentagons as a dodecahedron, with a square for each edge of either. The rhombicosidodecahedron shares the vertex arrangement with the stellated truncated dodecahedron. The Zometool kits for making geodesic domes and other polyhedra use slotted balls as connectors, the balls are expanded rhombicosidodecahedra, with the squares replaced by rectangles. The expansion is chosen so that the resulting rectangles are golden rectangles, eight more can be constructed by removing up to three cupolae, sometimes also rotating one or more of the other cupolae. Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a rhombicosidodecahedron with edge length 2 centered at the origin are all permutations of. The rhombicosidodecahedron has five special orthogonal projections, centered, on a vertex, the last two correspond to the A2 and H2 Coxeter planes. The rhombicosidodecahedron 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. This polyhedron is topologically related as a part of a sequence of cantellated polyhedra with vertex figure and these vertex-transitive figures have reflectional symmetry. It also shares its vertex arrangement with the compounds of six or twelve pentagrammic prisms. In the mathematical field of theory, a rhombicosidodecahedral graph is the graph of vertices and edges of the rhombicosidodecahedron. It has 60 vertices and 120 edges, and is a quartic graph Archimedean graph, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design. Eric W. Weisstein, Small Rhombicosidodecahedron at MathWorld, 3D convex uniform polyhedra x3o5x - srid

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Truncated icosidodecahedron
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In geometry, the truncated icosidodecahedron is an Archimedean solid, one of thirteen convex isogonal nonprismatic solids constructed by two or more types of regular polygon faces. It has 30 square faces,20 regular hexagonal faces,12 regular decagonal faces,120 vertices and 180 edges – more than any other convex nonprismatic uniform polyhedron, since each of its faces has point symmetry, the truncated icosidodecahedron is a zonohedron. If one truncates an icosidodecahedron by cutting the corners off, one does not get this uniform figure, however, the resulting figure is topologically equivalent to this and can always be deformed until the faces are regular. One unfortunate point of confusion is there is a nonconvex uniform polyhedron of the same name. The surface area A and the volume V of the truncated icosidodecahedron of edge length a are, V = a 3 ≈206.803399 a 3. If a set of all 13 Archimedean solids were constructed with all edge lengths equal, the truncated icosidodecahedron would be the largest. Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a truncated icosidodecahedron with edge length 2φ −2, centered at the origin, are all the permutations of, and. The truncated icosidodecahedron has seven special orthogonal projections, centered on a vertex, the last two correspond to the A2 and H2 Coxeter planes. The truncated icosidodecahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling and this projection is conformal, preserving angles but not areas or lengths. Straight lines on the sphere are projected as circular arcs on the plane, schlegel diagrams are similar, with a perspective projection and straight edges. Within Icosahedral symmetry there are unlimited geometric variations of the truncated icosidodecahedron with isogonal faces, the truncated dodecahedron, rhombicosidodecahedron, and truncated icosahedron as degenerate limiting cases. In the mathematical field of theory, a truncated icosidodecahedral graph is the graph of vertices and edges of the truncated icosidodecahedron. It has 120 vertices and 180 edges, and is a zero-symmetric and cubic Archimedean graph and this polyhedron can be considered a member of a sequence of uniform patterns with vertex figure and Coxeter-Dynkin diagram. For p <6, the members of the sequence are omnitruncated polyhedra, for p >6, they are tilings of the hyperbolic plane, starting with the truncated triheptagonal tiling. Wenninger, Magnus, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-09859-5, MR0467493 Cromwell, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design. Cromwell, P. Polyhedra, CUP hbk, pbk, eric W. Weisstein, GreatRhombicosidodecahedron at MathWorld. 3D convex uniform polyhedra x3x5x - grid, editable printable net of a truncated icosidodecahedron with interactive 3D view The Uniform Polyhedra Virtual Reality Polyhedra The Encyclopedia of Polyhedra

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Snub dodecahedron
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In geometry, the snub dodecahedron, or snub icosidodecahedron, is an Archimedean solid, one of thirteen convex isogonal nonprismatic solids constructed by two or more types of regular polygon faces. The snub dodecahedron has 92 faces,12 are pentagons and the other 80 are equilateral triangles and it also has 150 edges, and 60 vertices. It has two forms, which are mirror images of each other. The union of both forms is a compound of two snub dodecahedra, and the hull of both forms is a truncated icosidodecahedron. Kepler first named it in Latin as dodecahedron simum in 1619 in his Harmonices Mundi and this snub dodecahedron has an edge length of approximately 6.0437380841. Taking the odd permutations of the coordinates with an even number of plus signs gives another form. Similarly, the image has either an odd permutation with an even number of plus signs or an even permutation with an odd number of plus signs. The snub dodecahedron has the highest sphericity of all Archimedean solids, the snub dodecahedron has two special orthogonal projections, centered on two types of faces, triangles and pentagons, corresponding to the A2 and H2 Coxeter planes. The snub dodecahedron can be generated by taking the twelve pentagonal faces of the dodecahedron, at a proper distance this can create the rhombicosidodecahedron by filling in square faces between the divided edges and triangle faces between the divided vertices. But for the form, only add the triangle faces. Then apply a rotation to the centers of the pentagons and triangles. The snub dodecahedron can also be derived from the truncated icosidodecahedron by the process of alternation, sixty of the vertices of the truncated icosidodecahedron form a polyhedron topologically equivalent to one snub dodecahedron, the remaining sixty form its mirror-image. The resulting polyhedron is vertex-transitive but not uniform, because its edges are of unequal lengths and this semiregular polyhedron is a member of a sequence of snubbed polyhedra and tilings with vertex figure and Coxeter–Dynkin diagram. These figures and their duals have rotational symmetry, being in the Euclidean plane for n =6, the series can be considered to begin with n =2, with one set of faces degenerated into digons. In the mathematical field of theory, a snub dodecahedral graph is the graph of vertices and edges of the snub dodecahedron. It has 60 vertices and 150 edges, and is an Archimedean graph, planar polygon to polyhedron transformation animation ccw and cw spinning snub dodecahedron Jayatilake, Udaya. Calculations on face and vertex regular polyhedra, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design. Eric W. Weisstein, Snub dodecahedron at MathWorld, Weisstein, Eric W. Snub dodecahedral graph

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Catalan solid
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In mathematics, a Catalan solid, or Archimedean dual, is a dual polyhedron to an Archimedean solid. The Catalan solids are named for the Belgian mathematician, Eugène Catalan, the Catalan solids are all convex. They are face-transitive but not vertex-transitive and this is because the dual Archimedean solids are vertex-transitive and not face-transitive. Note that unlike Platonic solids and Archimedean solids, the faces of Catalan solids are not regular polygons, however, the vertex figures of Catalan solids are regular, and they have constant dihedral angles. Being face-transitive, Catalan solids are isohedra, additionally, two of the Catalan solids are edge-transitive, the rhombic dodecahedron and the rhombic triacontahedron. These are the duals of the two quasi-regular Archimedean solids, just as prisms and antiprisms are generally not considered Archimedean solids, so bipyramids and trapezohedra are generally not considered Catalan solids, despite being face-transitive. Two of the Catalan solids are chiral, the pentagonal icositetrahedron and these each come in two enantiomorphs. Not counting the enantiomorphs, bipyramids, and trapezohedra, there are a total of 13 Catalan solids, the Catalan solids, along with their dual Archimedean solids, can be grouped by their symmetry, tetrahedral, octahedral, and icosahedral. There are 6 forms per symmetry, while the self-symmetric tetrahedral group only has three forms and two of those are duplicated with octahedral symmetry. J. lÉcole Polytechnique 41, 1-71,1865, alan Holden Shapes, Space, and Symmetry. Wenninger, Magnus, Dual Models, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-54325-5, MR730208 Williams, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design. California, University of California Press Berkeley, chapter 4, Duals of the Archimedean polyhedra, prisma and antiprisms Weisstein, Eric W. Catalan Solids. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007, Archimedean duals – at Virtual Reality Polyhedra Interactive Catalan Solid in Java

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Triakis tetrahedron
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In geometry, a triakis tetrahedron is an Archimedean dual solid, or a Catalan solid. Its dual is the truncated tetrahedron and it can be seen as a tetrahedron with triangular pyramids added to each face, that is, it is the Kleetope of the tetrahedron. This interpretation is expressed in the name, the length of the shorter edges is 3/5 that of the longer edges. If the triakis tetrahedron has shorter edge length 1, it has area 5/3√11, a triakis tetrahedron with equilateral triangle faces represents a net of the four-dimensional regular polytope known as the 5-cell. If the triangles are right-angled isosceles, the faces will be coplanar and this can be seen by adding the 6 edges of tetrahedron inside of a cube. This chiral figure is one of thirteen stellations allowed by Millers rules, the triakis tetrahedron is a part of a sequence of polyhedra and tilings, extending into the hyperbolic plane. These face-transitive figures have reflectional symmetry, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design

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Rhombic dodecahedron
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In geometry, the rhombic dodecahedron is a convex polyhedron with 12 congruent rhombic faces. It has 24 edges, and 14 vertices of two types and it is a Catalan solid, and the dual polyhedron of the cuboctahedron. The rhombic dodecahedron is a zonohedron and its polyhedral dual is the cuboctahedron. The long diagonal of each face is exactly √2 times the length of the diagonal, so that the acute angles on each face measure arccos. Being the dual of an Archimedean polyhedron, the rhombic dodecahedron is face-transitive, meaning the symmetry group of the solid acts transitively on the set of faces. In elementary terms, this means that for any two faces A and B there is a rotation or reflection of the solid that leaves it occupying the region of space while moving face A to face B. The rhombic dodecahedron is one of the nine edge-transitive convex polyhedra, the others being the five Platonic solids, the cuboctahedron, the icosidodecahedron, the rhombic dodecahedron can be used to tessellate three-dimensional space. It can be stacked to fill a space much like hexagons fill a plane and this polyhedron in a space-filling tessellation can be seen as the Voronoi tessellation of the face-centered cubic lattice. It is the Brillouin zone of body centered cubic crystals, some minerals such as garnet form a rhombic dodecahedral crystal habit. Honey bees use the geometry of rhombic dodecahedra to form honeycombs from a tessellation of cells each of which is a hexagonal prism capped with half a rhombic dodecahedron, the rhombic dodecahedron also appears in the unit cells of diamond and diamondoids. In these cases, four vertices are absent, but the chemical bonds lie on the remaining edges, the graph of the rhombic dodecahedron is nonhamiltonian. The last two correspond to the B2 and A2 Coxeter planes, the rhombic dodecahedron is a parallelohedron, a space-filling polyhedron. Other symmetry constructions of the dodecahedron are also space-filling. For example, with 4 square faces, and 60-degree rhombic faces and it be seen as a cuboctahedron with square pyramids augmented on the top and bottom. In 1960 Stanko Bilinski discovered a second rhombic dodecahedron with 12 congruent rhombus faces and it has the same topology but different geometry. The rhombic faces in this form have the golden ratio, another topologically equivalent variation, sometimes called a trapezoidal dodecahedron, is isohedral with tetrahedral symmetry order 24, distorting rhombic faces into kites. It has 8 vertices adjusted in or out in sets of 4. Variations can be parametrized by, where b is determined from a for planar faces and this polyhedron is a part of a sequence of rhombic polyhedra and tilings with Coxeter group symmetry

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Triakis octahedron
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In geometry, a triakis octahedron is an Archimedean dual solid, or a Catalan solid. Its dual is the truncated cube and it can be seen as an octahedron with triangular pyramids added to each face, that is, it is the Kleetope of the octahedron. It is also called a trisoctahedron, or, more fully. Both names reflect the fact that it has three triangular faces for every face of an octahedron, the tetragonal trisoctahedron is another name for the deltoidal icositetrahedron, a different polyhedron with three quadrilateral faces for every face of an octahedron. This convex polyhedron is topologically similar to the concave stellated octahedron and they have the same face connectivity, but the vertices are in different relative distances from the center. The triakis octahedron is one of a family of duals to the uniform polyhedra related to the cube, the triakis octahedron is a part of a sequence of polyhedra and tilings, extending into the hyperbolic plane. These face-transitive figures have reflectional symmetry, the triakis octahedron is also a part of a sequence of polyhedra and tilings, extending into the hyperbolic plane. These face-transitive figures have reflectional symmetry, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design. Triakis Octahedron – Interactive Polyhedron Model Virtual Reality Polyhedra www. georgehart. com, The Encyclopedia of Polyhedra VRML model Conway Notation for Polyhedra Try, dtC

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Tetrakis hexahedron
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In geometry, a tetrakis hexahedron is a Catalan solid. Its dual is the octahedron, an Archimedean solid. It also can be called a disdyakis hexahedron as the dual of an omnitruncated tetrahedron, the tetrakis hexahedron, dual of the truncated octahedron has 3 symmetry positions, two located on vertices and one mid-edge. Naturally occurring formations of tetrahexahedra are observed in copper and fluorite systems, polyhedral dice shaped like the tetrakis hexahedron are occasionally used by gamers. The tetrakis hexahedron appears as one of the simplest examples in building theory, consider the Riemannian symmetric space associated to the group SL4. Its Tits boundary has the structure of a building whose apartments are 2-dimensional spheres. The partition of this sphere into spherical simplices can be obtained by taking the radial projection of a tetrakis hexahedron, with Td, tetrahedral symmetry, the triangular faces represent the 24 fundamental domains of tetrahedral symmetry. This polyhedron can be constructed from 6 great circles on a sphere and it can also be seen by a cube with its square faces triangulated by their vertices and face centers and a tetrahedron with its faces divided by vertices, mid-edges, and a central point. The edges of the tetrakis hexahedron form 6 circles in the plane, each of these 6 circles represent a mirror line in tetrahedral symmetry. The 6 circles can be grouped into 3 sets of 2 pairs of orthogonal circles and these edges can also be seen as a compound of 3 orthogonal square hosohedrons. If we denote the length of the base cube by a. The inclination of each face of the pyramid versus the cube face is arctan. One edge of the triangles has length a, the other two have length 3a/4, which follows by applying the Pythagorean theorem to height and base length. This yields an altitude of √5a/4 in the triangle and its area is √5a/8, and the internal angles are arccos and the complementary 180° −2 arccos. The volume of the pyramid is a3/12, so the volume of the six pyramids. It can be seen as a cube with square pyramids covering each square face and it is a polyhedra in a sequence defined by the face configuration V4.6. 2n. With an even number of faces at every vertex, these polyhedra, each face on these domains also corresponds to the fundamental domain of a symmetry group with order 2,3, n mirrors at each triangle face vertex. Disdyakis triacontahedron Disdyakis dodecahedron Kisrhombille tiling Compound of three octahedra Deltoidal icositetrahedron, another 24-face Catalan solid, the Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design

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Deltoidal icositetrahedron
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In geometry, a deltoidal icositetrahedron is a Catalan solid which looks a bit like an overinflated cube. Its dual polyhedron is the rhombicuboctahedron, the short and long edges of each kite are in the ratio 1, ≈1,1.292893. The shape is called a trapezohedron in mineral contexts, although in solid geometry that name has another meaning. The deltoidal icositetrahedron has three positions, all centered on vertices, The great triakis octahedron is a stellation of the deltoidal icositetrahedron. The deltoidal icositetrahedron is topologically equivalent to a cube whose faces are divided in quadrants and it can also be projected onto a regular octahedron, with kite faces, or more general quadrilaterals with pyritohedral symmetry. In Conway polyhedron notation, they represent an ortho operation to a cube or octahedron, in crystallography a rotational variation is called a dyakis dodecahedron or diploid. The deltoidal icositetrahedron is one of a family of duals to the uniform polyhedra related to the cube and this polyhedron is topologically related as a part of sequence of deltoidal polyhedra with face figure, and continues as tilings of the hyperbolic plane. These face-transitive figures have reflectional symmetry, deltoidal hexecontahedron Tetrakis hexahedron, another 24-face Catalan solid which looks a bit like an overinflated cube. The Haunter of the Dark, a story by H. P, lovecraft, whose plot involves this figure Williams, Robert. The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure, A Source Book of Design, deltoidal Icositetrahedron – Interactive Polyhedron model