Pyritosnub tesseract

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Pyritosnub tesseract
Bowers style acronymPysnet
Coxeter diagramx4s3s3s ()
Cells96 skewed wedges, 32 triangular prisms, 24 rectangular trapezoprisms, 16 snub tetrahedra, 8 pyritosnub cubes
Faces192 scalene triangles, 64+64 triangles, 96+96 isosceles trapezoids, 48+96 rectangles
Vertex figurePolyhedron with 1 pentagon, 1 tetragon, and 5 triangles
Measures (as derived from unit-edge great disprismatotesseractihexadecachoron)
Edge lengthsRemaining edges from class being alternated (96): 1
 Edges from diagonals of original squares (96):
 Edges of equilateral triangles (192+192):
 Long edges of rectangles (96):
Central density1
Related polytopes
DualHeptahedral hecatonenneacontadichoron
Abstract & topological properties
Euler characteristic0
SymmetryB4/2, order 192

The pyritosnub tesseract or pysnet, also known as the edge-snub hexadecachoron, is a convex isogonal polychoron that consists of 8 pyritosnub cubes, 16 snub tetrahedra, 24 rectangular trapezoprisms, 32 triangular prisms, and 96 skewed wedges. 3 wedges and one of each of the other 4 types of cells join at each vertex. It can be obtained through the process of alternating one set of 192 edges of the great disprismatotesseractihexadecachoron in such a way that the octagonal faces turn into rectangles. However, it cannot be made uniform, as it generally has 5 different edge lengths, which can be minimized to no more than 2 different sizes.

A variant with 8 regular icosahedra and 32 uniform triangular prisms can be vertex-inscribed into a prismatorhombisnub icositetrachoron.

Using the ratio method, the lowest possible ratio between the longest and shortest edges is 1:a ≈ 1:1.49032, where a is the second largest real root of 37x6-50x5-81x4+40x3+80x2+32x+4.

Vertex coordinates[edit | edit source]

Vertex coordinates for a pyritosnub tesseract, created from the vertices of a great disprismatotesseractihexadecachoron of edge length 1, are given by all even permutations of:

A variant using regular icosahedra and uniform triangular prisms of edge length 1, centered at the origin, has vertices given by all even permutations of:

An alternate set of coordinates, assuming that the edge length differences are minimized, centered at the origin, are given by all even permutations of:


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