Polyhedra V1.0

by Gian Marco Todesco
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[ intro | the applet | parameters | the 5 polyhedra ]

This applet allows you to visualize the five regular polyhedra and their inclusions. The image below is an example: the icosahedron included in the cube.

icosahedron included into cube

The applet is customizable. It may be used to show a particular inclusion as in the previous image, but also to build interactively new inclusions.



Acknowledgments

I owe the notion of polyhedra inclusion to professor Franco Ghione. He owns some wonderful wire models in his office: playing with them I had the idea of building a computer model.

Walter Tross and Daniela Pullia read this page and gave me a number of hints and suggestions.