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A zigzag is a regular apeirogon whose vertices are co-planar but not co-linear. It may be considered a skew polygon even though it is co-planar.
As a Petrie polygon[edit | edit source]
Zigzags appear as Petrie polygons of several polyhedra, in particular in Euclidean tilings, such as the triangular tiling, square tiling, and the hexagonal tiling. As a result they appear as faces of the Petrie duals of these polyhedra: the Petrial triangular tiling, Petrial square tiling, and Petrial hexagonal tiling.
The zigzag also appears as a Petrie polygons in polyhedra made by gyroelongating along an apeirogon. For example a zigzag is one of the Petrie polygons of the apeirogonal antiprism (a gyroelongation of the apeirogonal dihedron). The zigzag then also appears as a face of their Petrie duals.
Related polygons[edit | edit source]
Truncated zigzags[edit | edit source]
There are truncated zigzags which are uniform but not regular formed by truncating or quasitruncating the zigzag.
Regular skew polygons[edit | edit source]
Just as the flat apeirogon can be viewed as the limit of regular n-gons as n goes to infinity, the zigzag can be viewed as the limit of regular skew n-gons as n goes to infinity. This results in the zigzag often being classified as a skew polygon despite it being planar.
External Resources[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia Contributors. "Infinite skew polygon".