Decagon

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Decagon
Regular decagon.svg
Rank2
TypeRegular
SpaceSpherical
Bowers style acronymDec
Info
Coxeter diagramx10o
Schläfli symbol{10}
SymmetryI2(10), order 20
ArmyDec
Elements
Vertex figureDyad, length (5+5)/2
Edges10
Vertices10
Measures (edge length 1)
Circumradius
Inradius
Area
Angle144°
Central density1
Euler characteristic0
Number of pieces10
Level of complexity1
Related polytopes
DualDecagon
ConjugateDecagram
Properties
ConvexYes
OrientableYes
NatureTame

The decagon, or dec, is a polygon with 10 sides. A regular decagon has equal sides and equal angles. It has the most sides of any polygon that occurs as a face of a non-prismatic uniform polytope, although dodecagons appear in some tilings and hexadecagons appear in scaliform polychora.

The combining prefix is da-, as in dadip.

The only non-compound stellation of the decagon is the decagram. The only other polygons with a single non-compound stellation are the pentagon, the octagon, and the dodecagon.

It can be constructed as the uniform truncation of the regular pentagon.

Naming[edit | edit source]

The name decagon is derived from the Ancient Greek δέκα (10) and γωνία (angle), referring to the number of vertices.

Other names include:

  • Dec, Bowers style acronym, short for "decagon".

Vertex coordinates[edit | edit source]

Coordinates for a decagon of unit edge length, centered at the origin are all sign changes of:

Representations[edit | edit source]

A regular decagon can be represented by the following Coxeter diagrams:

  • x10o (regular),
  • x5x (H2 symmetry, generally a dipentagon),
  • to5ot&#zx (t=(5+5)/2, generally a pentambus),
  • xFV Tto&#zx (rectangular symmetry, t as above, T=ft),
  • xFVFx&#xt (axial edge-first),
  • otTTto&#xt (axial vertex-first).

Variations[edit | edit source]

Two main variants of the decagon have pentagon symmetry: the dipentagon, with two alternating side lengths and equal angles, and the dual pentambus, with two alternating angles and equal edges. Other less regular variations with rectangular, mirror, or no symmetry also exist.

Stellations[edit | edit source]

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