Small 12-5 double step prism

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Small 12-5 double step prism
File:Small 12-5 double step prism.png
Cells48 irregular tetrahedra, 24 phyllic disphenoids, 12+12 rhombic disphenoids, 12 tetragonal disphenoids
Faces24+48 isosceles triangles, 48+48+48 scalene triangles
Vertex figure11-vertex polyhedron with 18 triangular faces
Measures (edge length 1)
Central density1
Related polytopes
DualSmall 12-5 bigyrochoron
Abstract & topological properties
Euler characteristic0
SymmetryS2(I2(12)-5)×2R, order 48

The small 12-5 double step prism is a convex isogonal polychoron that consists of 12 tetragonal disphenoids, 24 rhombic disphenoids of two kinds, 24 phyllic disphenoids, and 48 irregular tetrahedra. 2 tetragonal disphenoid, 4 rhombic disphenoids, 4 phyllic disphenoids, and 8 irregular tetrahedra join at each vertex. It can be obtained as the convex hull of two orthogonal 12-5 step prisms.

Using the ratio method, the lowest possible ratio between the longest and shortest edges is 1: ≈ 1:1.70166.

Vertex coordinates[edit | edit source]

Coordinates for the vertices of a small 12-5 double step prism are given by:

  • (a*sin(2πk/12), a*cos(2πk/12), b*sin(10πk/12), b*cos(10πk/12)),
  • (b*sin(2πk/12), b*cos(2πk/12), a*sin(10πk/12), a*cos(10πk/12)),

where a = 7-27+33-127/4, b = 7+27+33+127/4 and k is an integer from 0 to 11.

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