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comment Help with matrix mathematica
sorry it said I had to wait a long time to accept my own answer, I ended up forgetting about the post.
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
I would vote on this if I could. Thankyou for getting straight to the point and providing a sufficient answer.
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
p.s the chocolate ball was a (not very good) metaphor - I am using OPENGL
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
@Qiaochu Yuan: Can you provide reasoning for you answer?
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
If for example there were 1000 triangular congruent polygon faces, each face would have 3 edges, 3 vertices. This would then mean that there were 3000 edges and 3000 vertices. With the faces edges being joined, we can divide them by half, so there are 1500 edges. For this forumlea to be applied to my query this would then mean that there would be 502 vertices? 502 V + 1000 F - 1500 E = 2
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
This is for my 3d chocolate ball, which I want 1000 equal faces / congruent polygons, for 1000 people to all have the exact same amount of space to write messages on, with iceing sugar .. mmmmm
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
when I said surface, or even face, i was referring to one congruent polygon
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
Ok let me rephrase the question. Is it possible to take 1000 congruent polygons and position them side by side in 3d space to look like a sphere, with no spaces inbetween the polygons. I want to make a sphere "look-a-like" with specifically 1000 faces. I am beginning to wonder if this is even mathmatically possible... any clarification?
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comment Possible to imitate a sphere with 1000 congruent polygons?
Congruent would be the correct terminology. My problem is with the amount of congruent surfaces that make up a spherical object ^.^
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