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Snub Cube


Date: 08/08/98 at 07:59:45
From: James Vaughan
Subject: Snub Cube

What is a snub cube?


Date: 08/13/98 at 13:51:57
From: Doctor Benway
Subject: Re: Snub Cube

Hi James,

A snub cube is the name for one of the 13 Archimedean solids. This 
particular one happens to have 38 faces, 24 vertices, and 60 edges.
You can find a picture of it at Ha Le's site:

   http://daisy.uwaterloo.ca/~hqle/Polyhedra/polyhedra_main.html   

Follow the link to the Archimedean solids, where you'll find a picture 
of a snub cube along with the other 12 solids:

   http://daisy.uwaterloo.ca/~hqle/Polyhedra/archimedean.html   

The site also explains what it means for a solid to be an Archimedean 
solid and gives constructions for the simpler ones. Unfortunately, the 
snub cube is not one of the simpler ones, but it does give a reference 
for where you can look if you want to make one for yourself. 

Thanks for writing.

- Doctor Benway, The Math Forum
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