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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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Are there 3D tilings of a 3D projective hyperplane or 3-sphere?

I noticed that pentagons tile the projective plane (a spherical dodecahedron). Something they do not do on a flat euclidean plane. Is there analogous 3D tilings (honeycombs) of a 3D projective ...
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Is There a Formalization of Cauchy's $F - E+V = 2$ proof?

Can anyone provide, or direct me to a formalized version of Cauchy's proof that for any convex polyhedron with $F$ faces, $E$ edges and $V$ vertices that $F - E + V = 2$. I am willing to accept the ...
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Mappings preserving convex polyhedra

It is known that linear mappings between euclidean spaces map convex polyhedra to convex polyhedra. Can you give a characterization of the class of mappings that preserve convex polyhedra?
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Calculate Spherical Distance between points

I have googled this and not come up with an answer yet, but basically, I'm trying to find out the distance between each point or vertice on a sphere (all points are evenly spaced). I already know this ...
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Is an unit-cube polyhedron? What about other platonic solids?

Definitions According to my linear programming course and screenshot here (Finnish), a polyhedron is such that it can be constrained by a finite amount of inequalities such that $$P=\{\bar x\in ...
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Smallest amount of planes to enclose a closed space in extended projective geometry $\mathbb R^3_{\pm\infty}$

The smallest amount of planes to enclose a polyhedron is 4 in the euclidean $\mathbb R^3$ where it encloses a tetrahedron. What is the smallest amount of planes to enclose a closed space in extended ...
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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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Geodesics on a polyhedron

Which sequences of adjacent edges of a polyhedron could be considered to be a geodesic? The edges of a face most surely will not, but the "equator" of the octahedron eventually will. But for what ...
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Part from “Regular polytopes” which I don't understand

This is a paragraph from "Regular polytopes" by Coxeter that I don't understand. Although it is not always possible to include all the vertices of a polyhedron in a single chain of edges, it ...
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The structure of realization spaces of polyhedral graphs

Given a polyhedral graph with $v$ vertices, $e$ edges and $f$ faces, each possible realization of the graph as a geometric (convex) polyhedron corresponds to a point in $\mathbb{R}^{3v}$, ...
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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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Does Voronoi tessellation in 3D always produce convex polyhedrons?

I'm more or less certain that the Voronoi tessellations (using Euclidean distance measure) produce convex polygons/polyhedrons. Is there a way to prove this mathematically? Or am I wrong? I am ...
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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: Are the angles $\angle CAD$ and $\angle CBD$ equal in a general tetrahedron?
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what is a vector of polyhedron?

What does v mean in the following, does it a point inside the polyhedron?
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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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Curvature of a vertex in a polyhedral surface

Can anybody define what we mean by curvature of a vertex?
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Combinatorially equivalent polyhedra?

What does it mean for two polyhedra to be combinatorially equivalent? I've looked on the internet but in vain. If it's not a standard definition, then it might help to say that I found this term in a ...
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Integration over a polyhedron

We face the problem of computing the integral of a function f over a polyhedron P (defined by a mixed integer linear program) and we were thinking of using Latte (link) for this task. We would like to ...
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Relative side lengths of dual dodecahedron and icosahedron

If the side length of a dodecahedron is $1$, then what is the side length of its dual icosahedron whose vertices occupy the same space as the mid-points of the faces of the dodecahedron. I've read ...
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How to compute the image of a polyhedron under a linear transformation

Suppose $P$ is a polyhedron whose representation as a system of linear inequalities is given to us: $$ P = \{ x ~|~ Ax \leq b\}$$ Define $P'$ be the image of $P$ under the linear transformation which ...
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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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Regular Polyhedrons

In $\mathbb{R}^3$, there are five regular polyhedrons (up to similarity), and can be parametrized by number of vertices, edges and faces. What is the number of regular polyhedrons in $\mathbb{R}^n$, ...
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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: ...
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How would you make a (physical) dodecahedron with edges instead of faces?

Call this a "math problem disguised as a woodworking problem" or vice versa. Background: You can construct a dodecahedron by cutting 12 identical, regular pentagon faces, beveling all the edges of ...
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Three-dimensional art galleries

The well-known art gallery problem starts with an "art gallery" (a simple polygon in the plane, not necessarily convex) and asks for the minimum number of "guards" (points on the polygon) required to ...
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Question about Euler's polyhedral formula in a proof of minimum distances

I am confused by a step made in a proof of the following result. Let $f_{2}^{\text{min}}(n)$ denote the maximum number of times the minimum distance can occur among n points in the plane. Then ...
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Icosahedron coordinates

Wikipedia says (link)that cartesian coordinates of icosahedron are: (0, ±1, ± φ) (±1, ± φ, 0) (± φ, 0, ±1) Where φ = (1 + √5) / 2 is golden ratio ≈ 1.618. I ...
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How to calculate vertices of dodecahedron using W|A?

Can I calculate for example with wolfram alpha coordinates of vertices of dodecahedron? I know coordinates of center point of dodecahedron (center of gravity) and the height of dodecahedron. Thanks ...
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What are the vertices of a regular tetrahedron embeded in a sphere of radius R

Imagine you had a sphere of radius R centered at the origin. What are the coordinates of the vertices of the regular tetrahedron which is circumscribed by the sphere? One of the vertices of the ...
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Grothendieck's schematic point of view of regular polyhedra

I am asking this question out of curiousity. Wikipedia lists Grothendieck's main mathematical achievements the last of which is "schematic point of view, or "arithmetics" for regular polyhedra and ...
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Represent numbers on clock by polyhedrons

The "1" is replaced with a four-sided object, then the next one could be a five sided object, then six (the cube), but then after that, it is either a five-sided pyramid, or a eight-sided die. ...
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The structure theorem of Tropical geometry

The Structure Theorem of Tropical geometry states that "Let $X$ be an irreducible $d$-dimensional subvariety of $\mathbb T^n$ . Then $\operatorname{trop}(X)$ is the support of a balanced weighted ...
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On gluing regular tetrahedra together to form a ring

The above are part of the articles and some background of it. And there is one claim in the articles, saying that " in order to show that no trivial ring can be formed, it is sufficient to show ...
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Platonic Solids

It´s a theorem that there exist only five platonic solids ( up to similarity). I was searching some proofs of this, but I could not. I want to see some proof of this, specially one that uses ...
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The difference between polyhedral complex and support of a polyhedral complex?

A polyhedral complex is a collection of polyhedra such that intersection of any two polyhedron is a face of of both the polyhedron or empty. Support of a polyhedral complex is the set of all points ...
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How to cut a cube into an icosahedron?

Edit: Originally I asked this about a using a cube, but it is not a requirement to start with a cube, just how to end up with an icosahedron as on of the answers showed how to make dodecahedron a ...
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How to prove there are exactly eight convex deltahedra?

A deltahedron is a polyhedron whose faces are equilateral triangles. It is well-known that there are exactly eight convex deltahedra, and it is easy to find out that this was first proved by ...
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Calculating the area of a cross-section of a tetrahedron

Ok, I completely revised my question. For those interested about my purpose with this question, see the older versions. So, I would like to calculate the area of a cross-section of a tetrahedron. The ...