Square pyramidal prism

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Square pyramidal prism
Bowers style acronymSquippyp
Coxeter diagramxx ox4oo&#x
Tapertopic notation[11]11
Cells2 square pyramids, 4 triangular prisms, 1 cube
Faces8 triangles, 2+4+4 squares
Vertex figures2 square pyramids, edge lengths 1 (base) and 2 (legs)
 8 Sphenoids, edge lengths 1 (2) and 2 (4)
Measures (edge length 1)
Dichoral anglesTrip–4–trip:
 Squippy–3–trip: 90°
 Squippy–4–cube: 90°
HeightsSquippy atop squippy: 1
 Square atop trip:
 Dyad atop cube:
Central density1
Related polytopes
DualSquare pyramidal tegum
Abstract & topological properties
Euler characteristic0
SymmetryB2×A1×I, order 16

The square pyramidal prism, or squippyp, is a CRF segmentochoron (designated K-4.12 on Richard Klitzing's list). It consists of 2 square pyramids, 1 cube, and 4 triangular prisms.

As the name suggests, it is a prism based on the square pyramid. As such, it is a segmentochoron between two square pyramids. It can also be viewed as a segmentochoron between a cube and a dyad, or between a triangular prism and a square.

Two square pyramidal prisms can be joined at their cubes to form an octahedral prism. By rotating one of the square pyramidal prisms before joining, one can instead form a dyadic gyrotegmipucofastegium.

Vertex coordinates[edit | edit source]

Coordinates of the vertices of a square pyramidal prism of edge length 1 centered at the origin are given by:

Representations[edit | edit source]

A square pyramidal prism has the following Coxeter diagrams:

  • xx ox4oo&#x (full symmetry)
  • xx ox ox&#x (A1×A1×A1 symmetry, rectangular pyramidal prism)
  • oxx xxx&#x (A1×A1 axial only, trapezoidal pyramidal prism)
  • oxxo4oooo&#xr (BC2 axial only, square pyramid atop square pyramid)

Segmentochoron display[edit | edit source]

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