Picture of Icosahedron
Date: 7/31/96 at 17:0:49 From: MR PETER SOBOTKA Subject: Picture of Icosahedron We know that an icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 equilateral triangles as faces. We need to know what it looks like. Do you know where we can find a picture? This is a summer enrichment project for students at Springfield Elementary School in Jobstown, N.J.
Date: 7/31/96 at 17:58:8 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Re: Picture of Icosahedron Here are a couple of good pictures: http://mathforum.org/sum95/math_and/poly/reg_polyhedra.html http://www.teleport.com/~tpgettys/platonic.shtml Now for the good stuff! Check this out: http://www.inf.ethz.ch/department/TI/rm/icosahedra/index.html This page is absolutely incredible! If your Web browser supports VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) then you're in for a real treat! Because these images have so many sides, it's often hard to imagine what's on the back of the image. If you can support VRML then you can bring up the images and actually rotate them about their central axis so you can see the back side. I really hope you can do this because it is so cool. Here's where to go: http://www.li.net/~george/virtual-polyhedra/stellations-icosahedron-index.html Just click on any of the files and you're in business. If your Web browser shows a message that it does not know what to do with files of mime type x-world/x-vrml then read about how to set your web browser to view virtual reality files here: http://www.li.net/~george/virtual-polyhedra/vrml-info.html I hope this information is helpful. Regards, Doctor Paul, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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