The Dual of the Enantiomorphic Pair of Polyhedra from the Last Post

The Dual of the Enantiomorphic Pair of Polyhedra from the Last Post

The last post had two images, and this is the dual of the second one. I was therefore surprised when I ran into this while playing around with Stella 4d, a program which allows easy polyhedron manipulation. (See http://www.software3d.com/stella.php for free trial download.)

Why did it surprise me?

Well, isn’t a polyhedron. for one thing. It is a collection of irregular and concentric polygons which intersect, but they don’t meet at edges. This doesn’t normally happen, so it requires explanation. I figured it out pretty quickly.

I’ve been using the loosest possibly definition for “faceting,” not insisting that faces meet at each edge in pairs, and even making some faces invisible in order to see the interior structure of the “polyhedra.” Since this breaks the faceting-rules, it isn’t surprising that the dual would fail to be a true polyhedron.

That’s my guess, anyway.

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