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Visit this site: http://www.software3d.com/Stella.html

Author:Robert Webb
Description: "Small Stella" is a program for viewing polyhedra and printing their nets so you can build your own. It has over 150 built-in models, plus their duals. Models include Platonic solids, Archimedean, Kepler-Poinsot, Johnson solids, "Near Misses," and Stewart toroids. "Great Stella" is a professional version, with all the uniform polyhedra and advanced functions like stellation, faceting, augmentation etc. Literally trillions of models can be made, and their nets printed. And with "Stella 4D," investigate three dimensional and four dimensional geometry; watch 3D cross-sections of 4D polytopes animating in real-time as the slice cuts deeper; see 3D projections of 4D polytopes rotating in 4D, and see their 3D nets -- and in particular, check out all 1849 known uniform polychora. Demo downloads are available from the site.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Polyhedra

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