Author Archives: RobertLovesPi

About RobertLovesPi

I go by RobertLovesPi on-line, and am interested in many things. The majority of these things are geometrical. Welcome to my little slice of the Internet. The viewpoints and opinions expressed on this website are my own. They should not be confused with the views of my employer, nor any other organization, nor institution, of any kind.

The Moon Unit Proposal

I propose that 384,400 km (238,855 miles), the average distance from the Earth to the Moon, be called a “moon unit.” Example: “The mileage of my car is over one moon unit.”

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Four Polyhedra Featuring Enneagons

Enneagons are also called nonagons; they are polygons with nine sides. I used Stella 4d to make these four rotating polyhedra, and you may try this program for yourself at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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Throwing Star Tessellation

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Tessellation of Triangles and Pentagons

Alternately, this can be seen as a tessellation of hexagons and enneagons. Which do you see?

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The C-320 Fullerene Polyhedron

The duals of the geodesic domes are polyhedra with hexagonal and pentagonal faces. This particular one has 320 vertices, with those vertices representing carbon atoms. Here is C-320 as a polyhedron. The next image shows this molecule as a ball-and-stick … Continue reading

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The Construction of a Zome Model of a 240-Atom Fullerene Molecule, In Seven Pictures

You can buy your own Zome at http://www.zometool.com.

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A Faceting of the Rhombcuboctahedron

This particular faceting of the rhombcuboctahedron can also be viewed as a cluster of stella octangulae. I made it using Stella 4d, polyhedron-manipulating software you can try, for yourself, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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