Making the Great Icosahedron

Virmani, Amitabh (2022) Making the Great Icosahedron. At Right Angles (13). pp. 7-11. ISSN 2582-1873

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The great geometer H. S. M. Coxeter wrote in the preface of his book [1], “The chief reason for studying regular polyhedra is still the same as in the time of the Pythagoreans, namely, that their symmetrical shapes appeal to one’s artistic sense.” Indeed, although the mathematics involved in discovering and classifying various polyhedra [1] may not appeal to everyone, the beauty and symmetry of these objects [2] appeal to young and old alike.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Virmani, Amitabh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Platonic solids, Kepler-Poinsot solids, great icosahedron, hands-on learning, paper models
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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