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Every week over 3000 museum visitors use the Triangle Tiling exhibit developed by the Geometry Center in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota. The program features mathematical concepts such as the relationship between Platonic and Archimedean solids, and the dual of a polyhedron. The program is also used extensively at the Center itself during interactive tours, and will be on display at the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in July 1994. This picture is a collage of the 5 Platonic solids and 11 of the 13 Archimedean solids. The names, starting at the top left, are: dodecahedron, truncated dodecahedron, icosidodecahedron, truncated icosahedron, icosahedron, rhombicosidodecahedron, rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron, cube, truncated cube, cuboctahedron, truncated octahedron, octahedron, rhombicuboctahedron, rhombitruncated cuboctahedron, tetrahedron, truncated tetrahedron.
Museum Mathematics: Platonic and Archimedean Solids by Charlie Gunn, Stuart Levy, Tamara Munzner, Olaf Holt
How to make it: Triangle Tiling is an external module of Geomview that runs on SGI workstations.
Image created: Spring, 1994
Copyright © Spring, 1994 by The Geometry Center, Univerity of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
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Created: Sat May 22 23:17:50 CDT 1999
Last modified: Sat May 22 23:17:50 CDT 1999