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#1 2012-01-07 09:51:46

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Polyhedra Solids and Nets

I have been upgrading my "spinning solids" app to include nets, plus added lots more solids here: Polyhedron Models

Have fun!

It would be nice if you could try printing a net (maybe even make a solid) and tell me how it works for you.

Comments and suggestions please, so this app can be as useful and fun as possible.


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#2 2012-01-07 10:17:54

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Re: Polyhedra Solids and Nets

Hi MathsIsFun;

Nice graphics! Could you include a pyramid?

Oh, I see it now!

Where did you get all the templates from?


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.
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#3 2012-01-07 10:54:32

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Re: Polyhedra Solids and Nets

Some I had already (platonics, pyramids, etc), others from http://netlib.sandia.gov/polyhedra/ (though there were errors and missing data in those). I just kept searching the net, or making my own corrections. I probably spent a solid week just on the data.

Some of the nets overlap and so would be hard to make (may need to print two copies and merge). But they are a correct net. I am not sure what to do with those.


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#4 2012-01-08 03:12:40

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Re: Polyhedra Solids and Nets

Hi MIF;

Thanks for doing the work. The objects look fine and spin well. Any idea how you would best transfer the template to a stiff piece of cardboard or plastic?


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.

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#5 2012-01-08 10:22:32

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Re: Polyhedra Solids and Nets

You could try printing on paper, then hold the paper on the cardboard and use a pin to mark all vertices.

If you take some nice photos at each stage I could put them on "model construction tips".


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#6 2012-01-08 13:02:52

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Re: Polyhedra Solids and Nets

Hi MIF;

I will let you know if I succeed.


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.

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#7 2012-01-09 00:49:17

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Re: Polyhedra Solids and Nets

hi MIF

nice work on those.about most of those i have never heard so this has given me something new to look into.have you maybe got a page on these polyhedra(such as the gyro-elongated,augmented and all of that stuff)

PS. i like the tetrahemihexahedron,but some of the faces look like they are no there due to extensive use of transparency.


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#8 2012-01-09 02:04:10

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Re: Polyhedra Solids and Nets

hi guys

i attempted and succeeded in making of the sphenomegacorona. big_smile

later i'm going to try making even more models.i'll let you know on what i did. smile


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