A Deck of Polyhedra

There are 52 rotating polyhedra below. Starting right now, 52 of anything can be called a “deck” of that thing. The derivation of this term is the the number of cards in a standard playing-card deck. The deck is the smaller “cousin” of the mole, or 6.02 x 10²³ of anything, from chemistry, as well as the “big brother” of the dozen, or twelve of anything. All three units are measures of specific quantities, and can be applied to any objects, at least in principle. One never encounters a mole of people because there aren’t that many of us, but a mole of people can still be imagined. The same thing applies to a deck of Earths.

This deck of virtual, rotating polyhedra was created using Stella 4d, a program you may purchase here. If you would like to see a larger image of any one of these polyhedra, simply click on it. 

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