Underlying Space

The space |K| which is the subset of R^n that is the union of the simplices in a simplicial complex K. The term polytope is sometimes used as a synonym for underlying space (Munkres 1991, p. 8).

See also

Polyhedron, Polytope

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Munkres, J. R. Analysis on Manifolds. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1991.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Underlying Space." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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