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Is the rhombic dodecahedron the only isohedral polyhedron that tiles 3-space (other than the cube)?

Is the rhombic dodecahedron the only face-transitive (or isohedral, i.e. all faces are the same) polyhedron that seamlessly tiles 3-dimensional Euclidean space (other than the cube)? I'm looking ...
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What is the Coxeter diagram for?

I understand that Coxeter diagrams are supposed to communicate something about the structure of symmetry groups of polyhedra, but I am baffled about what that something is, or why the Coxeter ...
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Polyhedra having equal quadrilateral faces are cubes?

While discussing with my 11 y.o. daughter about the definition of a cube as regular hexahedron, I observed that actually we can let drop the assumption that the faces are squares, and require only ...
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Proving faces of polyhedron

let $F(k)$ be the number of faces of a convex polyhedron with k edges how can we prove that $F(k) > 1$ for some $k$? I know Euler's Formula for Polyhedra: $V-E+F=2$, and $\sum k\,F(k) = 2E$. ...
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Lattice orthogonal polyhedra face-area sequences: Golyhedra?

Let $P$ be a polyhedron, all of whose vertices are at points of $\mathbb{Z}^3$, all of whose edges are parallel to an axis, with every face simply connected, and the surface topologically a sphere. ...
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Construct polyhedron from edge lengths

I'm interested in the following problem: I am given the combinatorial structure (vertices, edges, faces) and edge lengths of a polyhedron. From this I'd like to infer the vertex positions. Now, I ...
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Formula for Rhombic Dodecahedron

Here is a diagram for a rhombic dodecahedron: Call the diameter of the solid, the diagonal connecting the two circled vertices (where 4 faces meet). If the length of each edge is $e$, find the ...
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Volume of Dodecahedron

A dodecahedron undergoes the transformation $$T(x,y,z) \to (3x,3y,3z)$$ What is the ratio of the new dodecahedron to the volume of the old dodecahedron? A) $3$ B) $3\sqrt3$ C) $9$ D) $27$ My ...
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Stereographic projection of the icosahedron and snub cube?

Using a steoreographic projection, the three equations associated with the icosahedron with unit circumradius, inradius, and midradius (respectively) are, $$f=z^{20} - 228z^{15} + 494z^{10} + 228z^5 ...
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Coordinates of the Vertices of a Goldberg Polyhedron

I'd like to be able to generate visualizations of the pentagon Goldberg Polyhedra from scratch (i.e. I'm looking for the math, not a software library or package to do this). I can generate truncated ...
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Can I specify the edge lengths of a simplicial polyhedron?

Let $X$ be a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$ whose faces are all triangles, and let $\ell$ be a function which assigns a positive real number to each edge of $X$. We say that $\ell$ is realizable ...
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Generalization of sum of angles to polyhedra?

The sum of interior angles of a polygon is (n-2)*180. Is there a similar statement for the sum of the solid angles of a polyhedra? Is there any non-trivial relationship, $f(\alpha,\beta,...)=0$, ...
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Dodecahedron: How do we get the distance between 2 opposite faces?

I am deciphering a CSS code that Ana Tudor Maria has done. http://codepen.io/thebabydino/pen/qIfbL In her example, she has a formula that calculates the distance between 2 opposite faces. I have no ...
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Problem in understanding a proof there are five Platonic solids.

Thanks to several comments by Gerry Myerson, it is now clear that I wasn't clear, up to a state where I seriously confused myself. In a renewed attempt: Recently, I've been thinking about Platonic ...
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Decomposable Families of Shapes

There are two types of golden triangles in the world, as shown in the following picture: Here $\varphi = \dfrac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$ denotes the golden ratio. Each of these golden triangles can be ...
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Indexing Goldberg (0,n) polyhedron faces

I would to know how to uniquely identify a face of a Goldberg (0,n) polyhedron: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldberg_polyhedron#Icosahedral_G.280.2Cn.29_polyhedra It's possible to uniquely assign ...
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Instrinsic definition of concave and convex polyhedron

Is it possible to distinguish a concave polyhedron from a convex one by mesurements made only on its surface, without a reference to the 3d space around it?
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Convex polyhedron is union of simplices

Given a convex polyhedron $P$, how can we prove that every point $x \in P$ is in some simplex whose vertices are vertices of $P$? One proof is to inductively build a triangulation of $P$. If $P$ is ...
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Bounded polyhedra closed under rotation, intersection and complement

Are there any known types of bounded polyhedra, which exist in all Euclidean dimensions, and are are closed under intersection, rotation and relative complement? In other words, I am looking for a set ...
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Regular apeirohedra?

Have been toying with structures that I think are best describe as unbounded regular polyhedra. More specifically I arrived at non-convex polyhedra that are unbounded in one direction: Alternate ...
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Covering convex polyhedron with simple objects

I want to cover a convex $n$ dimensional convex polyhedron $P$ with more primitive volumes, such as orthotopes. $P$ is defined as a set of linear inequalities. The primitive covering polyhedra can ...
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coordinates of icosahedron vertices with variable radius

I was looking on the wikipedia page about icosahedrons and it says that for edge length $a$ the radius of the circumscribed sphere around the icosahedron is given by $r = a \times ...
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Mathematical word for geometrical object?

Is there a mathematical word to designate the concept of a geometrical object like: square cube tesseract N-dimensional cube circle sphere hypersphere regular and non-regular polygons regular and ...
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Biggest Little Polyhedron

The Biggest Little Polygon problem asks for the polygon with greatest area where the largest diameter is 1. Let's add a dimension and find the largest volumes. What is the biggest little polyhedron ...
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How to define polyhedra?

Wikipedia does not provide a concise definition of "polyhedron" in $\mathbb R^n$. What is the "best" - in whatever sense - definition of this class of objects? I am interested in a definition where ...
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Euler's formula for triangle mesh

Can anyone explain to me these two facts which I don't get from Euler's formula for triangle meshes? First, Euler's formula reads $V - E + F = 2(1-g)$ where $V$ is vertices number, $E$ edges number, ...
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Has anyone discovered a convex space-filling 15-faced polyhedron?

I've been looking for extensive surveys regarding space-filling polyhedra, but have only come across Michael Goldbergs "Convex polyhedral space-fillers of more than twelve faces" from 1979, stating ...
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Calculate polyhedra vertices based on faces

I have some origami polyhedra which I know the type of faces it has and how they are connected (such as this torus) and I want to calculate the co-ordinates of the vertices to use as an input to ...
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Goldberg polyhedra coordinates

I would 3D-print some Goldberg Polyhedra importing in Sketchup, the coordinates provided on these links: 72 faces (2,1) - (coordinates) 132 faces (3,1) - (coordinates) 192 faces (3,2) - ...
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Nested Tetrahedrons

Find 2 tetrahedrons $ABCD$ and $EFGH$ such that $EFGH$ lies completely inside $ABCD$. The sum of edge lengths of $EFGH$ is strictly greater than the sum of edge lengths of $ABCD$. I am completely ...
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Convex cone as sum of simplices?

In 3D a pyramid with a square base can be decomposed into the sum of two tetrahedra, i.e. two 3-simplices. I am dealing with a homogeneous N-dimensional system of inequalities and my solution is a ...
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Maximal volume for given surface area of an $n$-hedron

Is there a term for a polyhedron with $n$ faces (or, similarly, $n$ vertices) that maximises the enclosed volume for a given surface area (equivalently, minimises the surface area for a given volume)? ...
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Which polyhedra have an even number of faces touching each vertex?

A two-coloring of the faces of a polyhedron is always possible when an even number of faces meet at each vertex. http://www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/colorings.html Is there a name for ...
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Maximum Number of Divisions in Octahedron into congruent parts?

I am trying to divide octahedron into congruent parts. I found octahedron inside tetrahedron sided by four smaller tetrahedrons. I found some division here to 12 congruent parts. I can divide ...
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Is there a forumla to find out if n faces can be made into a 'regular polyhedron'?

I'm not too sure about the exact terminology since Wikipedia is throwing me all over the place. I'm looking for a formula to find out if for n faces a 'regular polyhedron' can exist. In case that's ...
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Are the face–centroid pyramids of a convex congruent-faced polyhedron congruent?

Let a convex polyhedron $P$ be given, all of whose faces are congruent. Consider any pyramid formed by a face of $P$ as its base and the centroid of $P$ as its vertex. Allowing congruence to admit ...
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insphere/circumsphere ratio of a polyhedron the same as its dual polyhedron?

Is the $r/R$ ratio for any polyhedron always the same as the $r/R$ ratio of the dual of that polyhedron? Given any polyhedron, we can find the biggest sphere that fits inside it (its insphere) and ...
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Geometric Interpretation of $h_1(P)=f_{d-1}(P)-d$ for a polytope

In our lecture "Discrete Geometry 1", we are examining lineare realtions between the components of the f-vector and the h-vector of a polytope, in particular the Euler-Poincaré formula and the ...
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Floret Tessellation of a Sphere

I'm a programmer looking to create a 3D model of a Floret Tessellation of a sphere, like the one in this picture Class III 8,11 floret planar net (source) If anyone could point me in the right ...
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Altitude of tetrahedron?

I'm really curious to know any relationships between the altitude of a tetrahedron and how the foot of this altitude splits the base triangle. For example if you have a tetrahedron PABC with apex P, ...
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Unfolding Polyhedra

I'm interested in learning more on unfolding polyhedra. Are there any known algorithms that unfold polyhedra into nets? I'm interested in writing code on this in either MATLAB, Python, or C#. On ...
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Classification of, Information Regarding Particular Family of Polyhedra:

Let $n\ge4$. Let $n$ vertices be distributed on a spherical boundary. Let the vertices lie on this boundary as would electrons on a spherical boundary. That is, they are distributed "equally" by ...
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Relationship between angles in tetrahedron

Let's say I have a tetrahedron like this in image: Do angles $CAD$ and $CBD$ equals in general tetrahedron?
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What hexahedra have faces with areas of exactly 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 units?

I tried for a while, not very hard, to construct a polyhedron with exactly six faces, whose areas were respectively 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 units. I did not meet with any success. Still, it seems that ...
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Surface of a Ideal Tetrahedron in Hyperbolic Space H3

The hyperbolic space $\mathbb H3$, has a boundary $\mathbb CP1$. A ideal tetrahedron in $\mathbb H3$, is a tetrahedron, where the four vertices are on the boundary $\mathbb CP1$. The four vertices ...
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Graph Isomorphisms, Delaunay Triangulation on a sphere, and Kulikowski's Theorem

Suppose I have a collection of $n$ non-collinear points on a sphere, $\left\lbrace P_i\right\rbrace_{i=1}^n $. And I construct a mapping from this collection of points to the Delaunay Triangulation ...
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Given a tetrahedron, how to find the outward surface normals for each side?

Say I have a triangle in $3$D space. I can get the surface normal by calculating the vector cross product of two of the edges. But, lets say I make this a tetrahedron. How can I work out the outward ...
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Is $\mathbb R^7$ minimally sufficient for embedding 3 tetrahedra - ABCD, ABEF, and CEGH - of equal edge length?

I've got 8 points - A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H - and I need three specific sets of four (ABCD, ABEF, and CEGH) to describe tetrahedra of equal edge length in some multidimensional space. I can embed ABCD ...
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Regular polygons that touching to a sphere surface

What is the possible number of n sided polygons(every face is the same regular polygon) that touching their corners to sphere surface and also touching each other ? I would like to know the relation ...
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Conventional ordering of faces of regular polyhedron?

e.g. For an icosahedron defined as follows: Diagram: A regular icosahedron (courtesy of Microsoft Visio): We define position and orientation w.r.t. this body's frame of reference as follows: ...