Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Zonohedron Featuring 662 Faces: Octadecagons, Decagons, Octagons, Hexagons, and Rhombi

These polyhedral images were created with Stella 4d, a program you may try for free at this website.

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An Open Cluster of Polyhedra

From the center to the outside, this cluster contains one icosahedron, twenty octahedra, twenty icosidodecahedra, twenty more octahedra, and, finally, twenty rhombicosidodecahedra. All three of the images here were created using Stella 4d, a program you may try, free, at … Continue reading

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Thank You, Robert Zimmerman

I was born during wartime, and during the first decade of Bob Dylan’s long career. Later that same month, the Tet Offensive began — a major turning point in the Vietnam War. After Tet, the Americans who had been “on the … Continue reading

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A Festive Cluster of Polyhedra

This is what you get if you start with an icosahedron, augment each of its faces with tetrahedra, and then augment the tetrahedral faces with octahedra. I made it using Stella 4d, a program you may try for free at … Continue reading

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Two Dozen Kites Each, in Three Sets, as Faces of a Polyhedron

This was created using Stella 4d, a program you can buy, or try for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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An Eighty-Atom Fullerene Molecule

The fullerene molecule that gets the most attention is C60, so I’m giving C80 a little bit of the spotlight, for balance. I made this using polyhedral modeling software called Stella 4d; you can try it for yourself at this website.

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Icosahedral Cluster

The great icosahedron, one of the Kepler-Poinsot solids, is hidden from view at the center of this cluster. Each of its faces is augmented with a Platonic icosahedron, producing what you see here. Stella 4d is the software I used; … Continue reading

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