# 5-cubic honeycomb

5-cubic honeycomb
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Type Regular 5-space honeycomb
Family Hypercube honeycomb
Schläfli symbol {4,33,4}
t0,5{4,33,4}
{4,3,3,31,1}
{4,3,4}x{∞}
{4,3,4}x{4,4}
{4,3,4}x{∞}2
{4,4}2x{∞}
{∞}5
Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams

5-face type {4,33}
4-face type {4,3,3}
Cell type {4,3}
Face type {4}
Face figure {4,3}
(octahedron)
Edge figure 8 {4,3,3}
(16-cell)
Vertex figure 32 {4,33}
(5-orthoplex)
Coxeter group ${\tilde{C}}_5$, [4,33,4]
Dual self-dual
Properties vertex-transitive, edge-transitive, face-transitive, cell-transitive

The 5-cubic honeycomb or penteractic honeycomb is the only regular space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb) in Euclidean 5-space. Four 5-cubes meet at each cubic cell, and it is more explicitly called an order-4 penteractic honeycomb.

It is analogous to the square tiling of the plane and to the cubic honeycomb of 3-space, and the tesseractic honeycomb of 4-space.

## Constructions

There are many different Wythoff constructions of this honeycomb. The most symmetric form is regular, with Schläfli symbol {4,33,4}. Another form has two alternating 5-cube facets (like a checkerboard) with Schläfli symbol {4,3,3,31,1}. The lowest symmetry Wythoff construction has 32 types of facets around each vertex and a prismatic product Schläfli symbol {∞}5.

## Related polytopes and honeycombs

The [4,33,4], , Coxeter group generates 63 permutations of uniform tessellations, 35 with unique symmetry and 34 with unique geometry. The expanded 5-cubic honeycomb is geometrically identical to the 5-cubic honeycomb.

The 5-cubic honeycomb can be alternated into the 5-demicubic honeycomb, replacing the 5-cubes with 5-demicubes, and the alternated gaps are filled by 5-orthoplex facets.

It is also related to the regular 6-cube which exists in 6-space with 3 5-cubes on each cell. This could be considered as a tessellation on the 5-sphere, an order-3 penteractic honeycomb, {4,34}.

### Tritruncated 5-cubic honeycomb

A tritruncated 5-cubic honeycomb, , containins all bitruncated 5-orthoplex facets and is the Voronoi tessellation of the D5* lattice. Facets can be identically colored from a doubled ${\tilde{C}}_5$×2, [[4,33,4]] symmetry, alternately colored from ${\tilde{C}}_5$, [4,33,4] symmetry, three colors from ${\tilde{B}}_5$, [4,3,3,31,1] symmetry, and 4 colors from ${\tilde{D}}_5$, [31,1,3,31,1] symmetry.