Haűy Construction


The construction of polyhedra using identical building blocks. The illustrations above show such constructions for the cuboctahedron, octahedron rhombic dodecahedron, and square pyramid. In Book XIII of the Elements, Euclid used a Haűy construction to build the dodecahedron (Wells 1991).

See also

Octahedral Number, Octahedron, Rhombic Dodecahedral Number, Rhombic Dodecahedron

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Haűy, R.-J. "Essai d'une théorie sur la structure des crystals appliquée à plusieurs genres de substances crystallisées." 1784.Wells, D. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry. London: Penguin, p. 93, 1991.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Haűy Construction." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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