Polyhedrix
 
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Platonic polyhedra
Archimedean polyhedra
rhombic dodecahedron
 
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Platonic Solids

Platonic SolidsZumthie)

Regular polyhedra ("poly"="many", "hedra"="faces/planes") are elementary three-dimensional geometric objects built from triangles, squares, pentagons etc... On these pages you find more information about:

  • the Platonic polyhedra
    • the 5 basic shapes built out of 1 type of regular faces only.
    • see Wikipedia
    • see Mathworld

  • the Archimedean polyhedra
    • the 13 derived shapes built out of different types of regular faces.
    • see Wikipedia
    • see Mathworld

  • the Rhombic dodecahedron
    • the polyhedron which is neither a Platonic nor an Archimedean solid, but rather a Catalan solid (dual of the Archimedean cuboctahedron) consisting of 12 rhombic faces. It plays a crucial role in the Logical Geometry research programme
    • see Wikipedia
    • see Mathworld