# Pyritosnub cube

Pyritosnub cube Rank3
TypeIsogonal
SpaceSpherical
Notation
Bowers style acronymPysnic
Coxeter diagram     Elements
Faces8 triangles, 12 isosceles trapezoids, 6 rectangles
Edges12+12+24
Vertices24
Vertex figureIrregular tetragon
Measures (edge length 1)
Central density1
Related polytopes
ArmyPysnic
RegimentPysnic
DualTetragonal icositetrahedron
Abstract properties
Euler characteristic2
Topological properties
SurfaceSphere
OrientableYes
Genus0
Properties
SymmetryB3/2, order 24
ConvexYes
NatureTame

The pyritosnub cube, or pysnic, is a convex isogonal polyhedron that is a variant of the small rhombicuboctahedron with pyritohedral symmetry. It has 8 equilateral triangles, 6 rectangles, and 12 isosceles trapezoids for faces.

It can generally be formed by alternating one set of 24 edges of a general great rhombicuboctahedron, such that the octagons become long rectangles.

This polyhedron generally has 3 types of edges, as the 24 edges of the small rhombicuboctahedron's squares split into 2 groups of 12, turning the squares into rectangles.

The variant derived from the uniform great rhombicuboctahedron has rectangles with edge lengths 1 and $1+\sqrt2$ and triangles of side $\sqrt3$ .

Another case of this polyhedron, with 6 golden rectangles, can be obtained by removing the 6 vertices of an inscribed octahedron from a uniform icosidodecahedron.

The Conway-Thurston symbol for this is 3x * x2x, the first 'x' represents the triangle, and the other two x's are for the rectangle.

## Vertex coordinates

A pyritosnub cube with edges of length a (long edge of rectangle), b (short edge of rectangle), and c (triangle-trapezoid) has vertex coordinates given by all cyclic permutations of:

• $\left(±\frac{a}{2},\,±\frac{b}{2},\,±\frac{a+b+\sqrt{8c^2-3(a-b)^2}}{4}\right).$ 