Polyhedra Pastimes : Investigating Patterns

Polyhedra Pastimes : Investigating Patterns

by Jill Britton

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$24.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780769027821
Publisher: Goodyear Pub Co
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Product dimensions: 87.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 5.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Regular Polygons and Tessellations1
2The Regular Polyhedra9
3From Gumdrops to Zometool21
4Regular Polyhedra Nets25
5Euler's Formula32
6Duality and Symmetry37
7History and Applications41
8Tetrahedron from an Envelope52
9No-Glue Icosahedron55
10Pop-Up Dodecahedron57
11Blow-Up Cube59
12Skeletal Octahedron62
13Pyramids and Prisms64
14The Golden Ratio70
15Stellations of Regular Polyhedra78
16Star-Building Unit84
17Origami Stellated Octahedron89
18Tetrahedron Kite93
19Polyhedron Bubbles102
20Archimedean Solids106
21Nomenclature113
22Euler's Formula Revisited122
23Filling Space127
24The Polyhedra of M.C. Escher131
25An Escher Cuboctahedron135
26Kaleidocycles138
27Folding and Unfolding Cubes145
28Icosahedron Globes149
29Geodesics154
30The Buckyball161
Appendix165
Bibliography170

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