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a1call
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Dividing a Sphere into an Arbitrary Number of Uniform Sections
Posted:
Feb 22, 2009 8:15 PM


Hi,
* Is there a method for dividing a sphere into an arbitrary number of uniform sections?
Another way of asking the same question is:
* How can you uniformly distribute an arbitrary number of points over the surface of a sphere?
To further clarify:
** Divide by 2 = 1 point on North pole and one on South Pole
** Divide by 3 = 3 points on equator separated by 120 degrees
** Divide by 4 = Corners of a Tetrahedron mated/projected on a sphere
** Divide by 6 = Corners of a Octahedron mated/projected on a sphere
Thank you in advance



