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Platonic Solids  Why Five?Had some fun with graphics and explanations. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20061023 22:19:20
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?Ooh, very nice. I'd never seen a proof of why there were only 5 Platonic solids before, so that was very interesting. And it all looks accurate and punctuated and stuff as well. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #3 20061026 12:05:51
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?I have now added another page which talks more about Euler's Formula "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20061026 19:29:09
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?Wow. I'd never thought about any shape like those. I just knew that F+VE=2 for any solids I tried it on, so assumed it was always true. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #5 20061026 19:39:14
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?Noticed one mistake;
Not really a mistake; Just that halfway, in this sense, would be a single word. Last edited by Devanté (20061026 19:40:12) #6 20061026 21:57:58
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?
For all solids that can be "deformed" to the sphere it still holds. So that is an entire class of solids. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20061026 23:20:20
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?I wouldn't. It's mightily interesting stuff, but it would probably just cause confusion. "What? But there isn't a 4th dimension! That makes no sense. " By all means, make a different page about higher dimensions, but talking about it here would have too many subjects on one page.
Not necessarily. Don't make me go Boolean on you. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #8 20061026 23:50:49
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?
Sorry, I couldn't resist taking advantage of that statement. #9 20120207 21:43:10
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?UPDATE! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #10 20120207 22:13:08
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?Hi MathsIsFun; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20120207 23:19:57
Re: Platonic Solids  Why Five?Hi MathsIsFun, Character is who you are when no one is looking. 