Elements of Polygons and Polyhedra

  • Jin Akiyama
  • Kiyoko Matsunaga


In this chapter, I'd like to show you the building blocks for Platonic solids. We can call them ‘elements’, in the same way that in chemistry, materials are made up of, or synthesized from chemical elements. In physics, particle physicists study the elementary particles (physical elements, so to speak), which make up matter.


Dihedral Angle Element Number Regular Tetrahedron Platonic Solid Regular Polytopes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jin Akiyama
    • 1
  • Kiyoko Matsunaga
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan
  2. 2.YokohamaJapan

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