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Code:platonicsolidsBirch2001
Title:Platonic Solids
Author:Helen Birch
Date:May-2001
Type:model
Funding:3YP - Undergraduate third year project
Short description:Visualisation of platonic solids in 3D
EM Technologies:tkeden, %eden, %scout, %donald, %sasami
Keywords:geometry
empublic references:rubiksCarter1999
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Tour:README

This project consists of several models of the five platonic solids, namely the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and the icosahedron. These solids are described in the Sasami notation. In addition there are files which illustrate symmetry planes of the cube and reflective planes of a cube. A final addition is the joining of two solids to show duality and isomorphism between the platonic solids. These models were intended to be used as an aid to learning about group theory.

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README 1764 04:40 PM Jan 12 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
README.xml 1070 11:15 AM Jan 09 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
buttons.s 2592 06:00 PM Feb 19 2001 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
dualCubeOct.s 5002 09:19 PM Feb 22 2001 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
dualDodecaIsoca.s 10194 10:07 AM Mar 13 2001 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
dualOctCube.s 4973 09:19 PM Feb 22 2001 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
dualTetraTetra.s 3538 10:55 AM Mar 07 2001 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
platonicSolids.s 16901 07:33 AM Mar 15 2001 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
screenshot.gif 27951 11:23 AM Jan 09 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
cube/ 4096 11:20 AM Jan 09 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
dodecahedron/ 4096 11:22 AM Jan 09 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
icosahedron/ 4096 11:40 AM Jan 09 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
octahedron/ 4096 11:21 AM Jan 09 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014
tetrahedron/ 4096 11:21 AM Jan 09 2004 04:05 PM Dec 15 2014

empublic system initially created by Ashley Ward with assistance from Chris Roe and Meurig Beynon.