# Coxeter–Dynkin diagram

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Coxeter–Dynkin diagrams for the fundamental finite Coxeter groups
Coxeter–Dynkin diagrams for the fundamental affine Coxeter groups

In geometry, a Coxeter–Dynkin diagram (or Coxeter diagram, Coxeter graph) is a graph with numerically labeled edges (called branches) representing the spatial relations between a collection of mirrors (or reflecting hyperplanes). It describes a kaleidoscopic construction: each graph "node" represents a mirror (domain facet) and the label attached to a branch encodes the dihedral angle order between two mirrors (on a domain ridge). An unlabeled branch implicitly represents order-3.

Each diagram represents a Coxeter group, and Coxeter groups are classified by their associated diagrams.

Dynkin diagrams are closely related objects, which differ from Coxeter diagrams in two respects: firstly, branches labeled "4" or greater are directed, while Coxeter diagrams are undirected; secondly, Dynkin diagrams must satisfy an additional (crystallographic) restriction, namely that the only allowed branch labels are 2, 3, 4, and 6. See Dynkin diagrams for details. Dynkin diagrams correspond to and are used to classify root systems and therefore semisimple Lie algebras.[1]

## Description

Branches of a Coxeter–Dynkin diagram are labeled with a rational number p, representing a dihedral angle of 180°/p. When p = 2 the angle is 90° and the mirrors have no interaction, so the branch can be omitted from the diagram. If a branch is unlabeled, it is assumed to have p = 3, representing an angle of 60°. Two parallel mirrors have a branch marked with "∞". In principle, n mirrors can be represented by a complete graph in which all n(n − 1) / 2 branches are drawn. In practice, nearly all interesting configurations of mirrors include a number of right angles, so the corresponding branches are omitted.

Diagrams can be labeled by their graph structure. The first studied forms by Ludwig Schläfli are the orthoschemes as linear and generate regular polytopes and regular honeycombs. Plagioschemes are simplices represented by branching graphs, and cycloschemes are simplices represented by cyclic graphs.

## Schläfli matrix

Every Coxeter diagram has a corresponding Schläfli matrix with matrix elements ai,j = aj,i = −2cos(π / p) where p is the branch order between the pairs of mirrors. As a matrix of cosines, it is also called a Gramian matrix after Jørgen Pedersen Gram. All Coxeter group Schläfli matrices are symmetric because their root vectors are normalized. It is related closely to the Cartan matrix, used in the similar but directed graph Dynkin diagrams in the limited cases of p = 2,3,4, and 6, which are NOT symmetric in general.

The determinant of the Schläfli matrix, called the Schläflian, and its sign determines whether the group is finite (positive), affine (zero), indefinite (negative). This rule is called Schläfli's Criterion.[2]

The eigenvalues of the Schläfli matrix determines whether a Coxeter group is of finite type (all positive), affine type (all non-zero, at least one is zero), or indefinite type (otherwise). The indefinite type is sometimes further subdivided, e.g. into hyperbolic and other Coxeter groups. However, there are multiple non-equivalent definitions for hyperbolic Coxeter groups. We use the following definition: A Coxeter group with connected diagram is hyperbolic if it is neither of finite nor affine type, but every proper connected subdiagram is of finite or affine type. A hyperbolic Coxeter group is compact if all subgroups are finite (i.e. have positive determinants).

Finite and affine groups are also called elliptical and parabolic respectively. Hyperbolic groups are also called Lannér and F. Lannér who enumerated the compact hyperbolic groups in 1950,[3] and Koszul (or quasi-Lannér) for the paracompact group.

### Rank 2 Schläfli matrices

For rank 2, the type of a Coxeter group is fully determined by the determinant of the Schläfli matrix, as it is simply the product of the eigenvalues: Finite type (positive determinant), affine type (zero determinant) or hyperbolic (negative determinant). Coxeter uses an equivalent bracket notation which lists sequences of branch orders as a substitute for the node-branch graphic diagrams.

Rank 2 Coxeter group diagrams
Symmetry
order
p
Group
name
Coxeter diagram Schläfli matrix
$\left [\begin{matrix}2&a_{12}\\a_{21}&2\end{matrix}\right ]$ Determinant

(4-a21*a12)

Finite (Determinant>0)
2 I2(2) = A1xA1 [2] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&0\\0&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ 4
3 I2(3) = A2 [3] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-1\\-1&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ 3
4 I2(4) = BC2 [4] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-\sqrt{2}\\-\sqrt{2}&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ 2
5 I2(5) = H2 [5] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-\phi\\-\phi&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ $4\sin^2(\pi/5)$

=$(5-\sqrt{5})/2$

~1.38196601125

6 I2(6) = G2 [6] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-\sqrt{3}\\-\sqrt{3}&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ 1
8 I2(8) [8] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-2\cos(\pi/8)\\-2\cos(\pi/8)&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ $2-\sqrt{2}$

~0.58578643763

10 I2(10) [10] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-2\cos(\pi/10)\\-2\cos(\pi/10)&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ $4\sin^2(\pi/10)$

=$(3-\sqrt{5})/2$

~0.38196601125

12 I2(12) [12] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-2\cos(\pi/12)\\-2\cos(\pi/12)&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ $2-\sqrt{3}$

~0.26794919243

p I2(p) [p] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-2\cos(\pi/p)\\-2\cos(\pi/p)&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ $4\sin^2(\pi/p)$
Affine (Determinant=0)
I2(∞) = ${\tilde{I}}_1$ = ${\tilde{A}}_1$ [∞] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-2\\-2&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ 0
Hyperbolic (Determinant<0)

[iπ/λ] $\left [\begin{smallmatrix}2&-2cosh(2\lambda)\\-2cosh(2\lambda)&2\end{smallmatrix}\right ]$ $4(1-\cosh^2(2\lambda))$ <0

### Geometric visualizations

The Coxeter–Dynkin diagram can be seen as a graphic description of the fundamental domain of mirrors. A mirror represents a hyperplane within a given dimensional spherical or Euclidean or hyperbolic space. (In 2D spaces, a mirror is a line, and in 3D a mirror is a plane).

These visualizations show the fundamental domains for 2D and 3D Euclidean groups, and 2D spherical groups. For each the Coxeter diagram can be deduced by identifying the hyperplane mirrors and labelling their connectivity, ignoring 90-degree dihedral angles (order 2).

 Coxeter groups in the euclidean plane with equivalent diagrams. Reflections are labeled as graph nodes R1, R2, etc. and are colored by their reflection order. Reflections at 90 degrees are inactive and therefore suppressed from the diagram. Parallel mirrors are connected by an ∞ labeled branch. The prismatic group ${\tilde{I}}_1$x${\tilde{I}}_1$ is shown as a doubling of the ${\tilde{C}}_2$, but can also be created as rectangular domains from doubling the ${\tilde{G}}_2$ triangles. The ${\tilde{A}}_2$ is a doubling of the ${\tilde{G}}_2$ triangle. Many Coxeter groups in the hyperbolic plane can be extended from the Euclidean cases as a series of hyperbolic solutions. Coxeter groups in 3-space with diagrams. Mirrors (triangle faces) are labeled by opposite vertex 0..3. Branches are colored by their reflection order. ${\tilde{C}}_3$ fills 1/48 of the cube. ${\tilde{B}}_3$ fills 1/24 of the cube. ${\tilde{A}}_3$ fills 1/12 of the cube. Coxeter groups in the sphere with equivalent diagrams. One fundamental domain is outlined in yellow. Domain vertices (and graph branches) are colored by their reflection order.

## Finite Coxeter groups

See also polytope families for a table of end-node uniform polytopes associated with these groups.
• Three different symbols are given for the same groups – as a letter/number, as a bracketed set of numbers, and as the Coxeter diagram.
• The bifurcated Dn groups is half or alternated version of the regular Cn groups.
• The bifurcated Dn and En groups are also labeled by a superscript form [3a,b,c] where a,b,c are the numbers of segments in each of the three branches.
Connected finite Dynkin graphs up to (ranks 1 to 9)
Rank Simple Lie groups Exceptional Lie groups
${A}_{1+}$ ${BC}_{2+}$ ${D}_{2+}$ ${E}_{3-8}$ ${F}_{3-4}$ ${G}_{2}$ ${H}_{2-4}$ ${I}_{2}(p)$
1 A1=[]

2 A2=[3]

BC2=[4]

D2=A1xA1

G2=[6]

H2=[6]

I2[p]

3 A3=[32]

BC3=[3,4]

D3=A3

E3=A2A1

F3=BC3

H3

4 A4=[33]

BC4=[32,4]

D4=[31,1,1]

E4=A4

F4

H4

5 A5=[34]

BC5=[33,4]

D5=[32,1,1]

E5=D5

6 A6=[35]

BC6=[34,4]

D6=[33,1,1]

E6=[32,2,1]

7 A7=[36]

BC7=[35,4]

D7=[34,1,1]

E7=[33,2,1]

8 A8=[37]

BC8=[36,4]

D8=[35,1,1]

E8=[34,2,1]

9 A9=[38]

BC9=[37,4]

D9=[36,1,1]

10+ .. .. .. ..

## Application with uniform polytopes

Coxeter–Dynkin diagrams can explicitly enumerate nearly all classes of uniform polytope and uniform tessellations. Every uniform polytope with pure reflective symmetry (all but a few special cases have pure reflectional symmetry) can be represented by a Coxeter–Dynkin diagram with permutations of markups. Each uniform polytope can be generated using such mirrors and a single generator point: mirror images create new points as reflections, then polytope edges can be defined between points and a mirror image point. Faces can be constructed by cycles of edges created, etc. To specify the generating vertex, one or more nodes are marked with rings, meaning that the vertex is not on the mirror(s) represented by the ringed node(s). (If two or more mirrors are marked, the vertex is equidistant from them.) A mirror is active (creates reflections) only with respect to points not on it. A diagram needs at least one active node to represent a polytope.

All regular polytopes, represented by Schläfli symbol symbol {p, q, r, ...}, can have their fundamental domains represented by a set of n mirrors with a related Coxeter–Dynkin diagram of a line of nodes and branches labeled by p, q, r, ..., with the first node ringed.

Uniform polytopes with one ring correspond to generator points at the corners of the fundamental domain simplex. Two rings correspond to the edges of simplex and have a degree of freedom, with only the midpoint as the uniform solution for equal edge lengths. In general k-rings generators are on k-faces of the simplex, and if all the nodes are ringed, the generator point is in the interior of the simplex.

A secondary markup conveys a special case nonreflectional symmetry uniform polytopes. These cases exist as alternations of reflective symmetry polytopes. This markup removes the central dot of a ringed node, called a hole (circles with nodes removed), to imply alternate nodes deleted. The resulting polytope will have a subsymmetry of the original Coxeter group. If all the nodes are holes, the figure is considered a snub.

• A single node represents a single mirror. This is called group A1. If ringed this creates a line segment perpendicular to the mirror, represented as {}.
• Two unattached nodes represent two perpendicular mirrors. If both nodes are ringed, a rectangle can be created, or a square if the point is at equal distance from both mirrors.
• Two nodes attached by an order-n branch can create an n-gon if the point is on one mirror, and a 2n-gon if the point is off both mirrors. This forms the I1(n) group.
• Two parallel mirrors can represent an infinite polygon I1(∞) group, also called Ĩ1.
• Three mirrors in a triangle form images seen in a traditional kaleidoscope and can be represented by three nodes connected in a triangle. Repeating examples will have branches labeled as (3 3 3), (2 4 4), (2 3 6), although the last two can be drawn as a line (with the 2 branches ignored). These will generate uniform tilings.
• Three mirrors can generate uniform polyhedra; including rational numbers gives the set of Schwarz triangles.
• Three mirrors with one perpendicular to the other two can form the uniform prisms.

The duals of the uniform polytopes are sometimes marked up with a perpendicular slash replacing ringed nodes, and a slash-hole for hole nodes of the snubs. For example represents a rectangle (as two active orthogonal mirrors), and represents its dual polygon, the rhombus.

### Example polyhedra and tilings

For example, the BC3 Coxeter group has a diagram: . This is also called octahedral symmetry.

There are 7 convex uniform polyhedra that can be constructed from this symmetry group and 3 from its alternation subsymmetries, each with a uniquely marked up Coxeter–Dynkin diagram. The Wythoff symbol represents a special case of the Coxeter diagram for rank 3 graphs, with all 3 branch orders named, rather than suppressing the order 2 branches. The Wythoff symbol is able to handle the snub form, but not general alternations without all nodes ringed.

Uniform octahedral polyhedra
Symmetry: [4,3], (*432) [4,3]+
(432)
[1+,4,3] = [3,3]
(*332)
[3+,4]
(3*2)
{4,3} t{4,3} r{4,3}
r{31,1}
t{3,4}
t{31,1}
{3,4}
{31,1}
rr{4,3}
s2{3,4}
tr{4,3} sr{4,3} h{4,3}
{3,3}
h2{4,3}
t{3,3}
s{4,3}
s{31,1}

=

=

=
=
or
=
or
=

Duals to uniform polyhedra
V43 V3.82 V(3.4)2 V4.62 V34 V3.43 V4.6.8 V34.4 V33 V3.62 V35

The same constructions can be made on disjointed (orthogonal) Coxeter groups like the uniform prisms, and can be seen more clearly as tilings of dihedrons and hosohedrons on the sphere, like this [6]×[ ] or [6,2] family:

Uniform hexagonal dihedral spherical polyhedra
Symmetry: [6,2], (*622) [6,2]+, (622) [1+,6,2], (322) [6,2+], (2*3)
{6,2} t{6,2} r{6,2} 2t{6,2}=t{2,6} 2r{6,2}={2,6} rr{6,2} tr{6,2} sr{6,2} h{6,2} s{2,6}
Uniform duals
V62 V122 V62 V4.4.6 V26 V4.4.6 V4.4.12 V3.3.3.6 V32 V3.3.3.3

In comparison the [6,3], family produces a parallel set of 7 uniform tilings of the Euclidean plane, and their dual tilings. There are again 3 alternations and some half symmetry version.

Uniform hexagonal/triangular tilings
Symmetry: [6,3], (*632) [6,3]+
(632)
[1+,6,3]
(*333)
[6,3+]
(3*3)
{6,3} t{6,3} r{6,3}
r{3[3]}
t{3,6}
t{3[3]}
{3,6}
{3[3]}
rr{6,3}
s2{6,3}
tr{6,3} sr{6,3} h{6,3}
{3[3]}
h2{6,3}
r{3[3]}
s{3,6}
s{3[3]}

=

=

=
=
or
=
or

=

Uniform duals
V63 V3.122 V(3.6)2 V63 V36 V3.4.12.4 V.4.6.12 V34.6 V36 V(3.6)2 V36

In the hyperbolic plane [7,3], family produces a parallel set of uniform tilings of the Euclidean plane, and their dual tilings. There is only 1 alternation (snub) since all branch orders are odd. Many other hyperbolic families of uniform tilings can be seen at uniform tilings in hyperbolic plane.

Uniform heptagonal/triangular tilings
Symmetry: [7,3], (*732) [7,3]+, (732)
{7,3} t{7,3} r{7,3} 2t{7,3}=t{3,7} 2r{7,3}={3,7} rr{7,3} tr{7,3} sr{7,3}
Uniform duals
V73 V3.14.14 V3.7.3.7 V6.6.7 V37 V3.4.7.4 V4.6.14 V3.3.3.3.7

## Affine Coxeter groups

Families of convex uniform Euclidean tessellations are defined by the affine Coxeter groups. These groups are identical to the finite groups with the inclusion of one added node. In letter names they are given the same letter with a "~" above the letter. The index refers to the finite group, so the rank is the index plus 1. (Ernst Witt symbols for the affine groups are given as also)

1. ${\tilde{A}}_{n-1}$: diagrams of this type are cycles. (Also Pn)
2. ${\tilde{C}}_{n-1}$ is associated with the hypercube regular tessellation {4, 3, ...., 4} family. (Also Rn)
3. ${\tilde{B}}_{n-1}$ related to C by one removed mirror. (Also Sn)
4. ${\tilde{D}}_{n-1}$ related to C by two removed mirrors. (Also Qn)
5. ${\tilde{E}}_6$, ${\tilde{E}}_7$, ${\tilde{E}}_8$. (Also T7, T8, T9)
6. ${\tilde{F}}_4$ forms the {3,4,3,3} regular tessellation. (Also U5)
7. ${\tilde{G}}_2$ forms 30-60-90 triangle fundamental domains. (Also V3)
8. ${\tilde{I}}_1$ is two parallel mirrors. ( = ${\tilde{A}}_1$ = ${\tilde{C}}_1$) (Also W2)

Composite groups can also be defined as orthogonal projects. The most common use ${\tilde{A}}_1$, like ${\tilde{A}}_1^2$, represents square or rectangular checker board domains in the Euclidean plane. And ${\tilde{A}}_1 {\tilde{G}}_2$ represents triangular prism fundamental domains in Euclidean 3-space.

Affine Coxeter graphs up to (2 to 10 nodes)
Rank ${\tilde{A}}_{1+}$ (P2+) ${\tilde{B}}_{3+}$ (S4+) ${\tilde{C}}_{1+}$ (R2+) ${\tilde{D}}_{4+}$ (Q5+) ${\tilde{E}}_n$ (Tn+1) / ${\tilde{F}}_4$ (U5) / ${\tilde{G}}_2$ (V3)
2 ${\tilde{A}}_1$=[∞]

${\tilde{C}}_1$=[∞]

3 ${\tilde{A}}_{2}$=[3[3]] ${\tilde{C}}_{2}$=[4,4] ${\tilde{G}}_{2}$=[6,3]
4 ${\tilde{A}}_{3}$=[3[4]] ${\tilde{B}}_{3}$=[4,31,1] ${\tilde{C}}_{3}$=[4,3,4] ${\tilde{D}}_{3}$=[31,1,3−1,31,1]
= ${\tilde{A}}_{3}$
5 ${\tilde{A}}_{4}$=[3[5]] ${\tilde{B}}_{4}$=[4,3,31,1] ${\tilde{C}}_{4}$=[4,32,4] ${\tilde{D}}_{4}$=[31,1,1,1] ${\tilde{F}}_{4}$=[3,4,3,3]
6 ${\tilde{A}}_{5}$=[3[6]] ${\tilde{B}}_{5}$=[4,32,31,1] ${\tilde{C}}_{5}$=[4,33,4] ${\tilde{D}}_{5}$=[31,1,3,31,1]
7 ${\tilde{A}}_{6}$=[3[7]] ${\tilde{B}}_{6}$=[4,33,31,1]

${\tilde{C}}_{6}$=[4,34,4]

${\tilde{D}}_{6}$=[31,1,32,31,1]

${\tilde{E}}_{6}$=[32,2,2]

8 ${\tilde{A}}_{7}$=[3[8]] ${\tilde{B}}_{7}$=[4,34,31,1] ${\tilde{C}}_{7}$=[4,35,4]

${\tilde{D}}_{7}$=[31,1,33,31,1] ${\tilde{E}}_{7}$=[33,3,1]
9 ${\tilde{A}}_{8}$=[3[9]] ${\tilde{B}}_{8}$=[4,35,31,1]

${\tilde{C}}_{8}$=[4,36,4]

${\tilde{D}}_{8}$=[31,1,34,31,1]

${\tilde{E}}_{8}$=[35,2,1]
10 ${\tilde{A}}_{9}$=[3[10]] ${\tilde{B}}_{9}$=[4,36,31,1]

${\tilde{C}}_{9}$=[4,37,4]

${\tilde{D}}_{9}$=[31,1,35,31,1]

11 ... ... ... ...

## Hyperbolic Coxeter groups

There are many infinite hyperbolic Coxeter groups. Hyperbolic groups are categorized as compact or not, with compact groups having bounded fundamental domains. Compact simplex hyperbolic groups (Lannér simplices) exist as rank 3 to 5. Paracompact simplex groups (Koszul simplices) exist up to rank 10. Hypercompact (Vinberg polytopes) groups have been explored but not been fully determined. In 2006, Allcock proved that there are infinitely many compact Vinberg polytopes for dimension up to 6, and infinitely many finite-volume Viberg polytopes for dimension up to 19,[4] so a complete enumeration is not possible. All of these fundamental reflective domains, both simplices and nonsimplices, are often called Coxeter polytopes or sometimes less accurately Coxeter polyhedra.

### Hyperbolic groups in H2

Poincaré disk model of fundamental domain triangles
Example right triangles [p,q]

[3,7]

[3,8]

[3,9]

[3,∞]

[4,5]

[4,6]

[4,7]

[4,8]

[∞,4]

[5,5]

[5,6]

[5,7]

[6,6]

[∞,∞]
Example general triangles [(p,q,r)]

[(3,3,4)]

[(3,3,5)]

[(3,3,6)]

[(3,3,7)]

[(3,3,∞)]

[(3,4,4)]

[(3,6,6)]

[(3,∞,∞)]

[(6,6,6)]

[(∞,∞,∞)]

Two-dimensional hyperbolic triangle groups exists as rank 3 Coxeter diagrams, defined by triangle (p q r) for:

$\frac{1}{p}+\frac{1}{q}+\frac{1}{r}<1.$

There are infinitely many compact triangular hyperbolic Coxeter groups, including linear and triangle graphs. The linear graphs exist for right triangles (with r=2).[5]

Compact hyperbolic Coxeter groups
Linear Cyclic
[p,q], :
2(p+q)<pq

...

...

...

∞ [(p,q,r)], : p+q+r>9
 ...

Paracompact Coxeter groups of rank 3 exist as limits to the compact ones.

Linear graphs Cyclic graphs
• [p,∞]
• [∞,∞]
• [(p,q,∞)]
• [(p,∞,∞)]
• [(∞,∞,∞)]

#### Arithmetic triangle group

A finite subset of hyperbolic triangle groups are arithmetic groups. By computer search the complete list was determined by Kisao Takeuchi in his 1977 paper Arithmetic triangle groups.[6] There are 85 total, 76 compact and 9 paracompact.

Right triangles (p q 2) General triangles (p q r)
Compact groups: (76)
• , , , , , , , , , ,
• , , , , , ,
• , , , , ,
• , , , ,
• , , , , , , ,

Paracompact right triangles: (4)

• , , ,
General triangles: (39)
• , , , , , , ,
• , , , , , , , , ,
• , , , , , , ,
• , , ,
• , , , , , , , ,

Paracompact general triangles: (5)

• , , , ,
• (2 3 7), (2 3 8), (2 3 9), (2 3 10), (2 3 11), (2 3 12), (2 3 14), (2 3 16), (2 3 18), (2 3 24), (2 3 30)
• (2 4 5), (2 4 6), (2 4 7), (2 4 8), (2 4 10), (2 4 12), (2 4 18),
• (2 5 5), (2 5 6), (2 5 8), (2 5 10), (2 5 20), (2 5 30)
• (2 6 6), (2 6 8), (2 6 12)
• (2 7 7), (2 7 14), (2 8 8), (2 8 16), (2 9 18)
• (2 10 10) (2 12 12) (2 12 24), (2 15 30), (2 18 18)
• (2 3 ∞) (2,4 ∞) (2,6 ∞) (2 ∞ ∞)
• (3 3 4), (3 3 5), (3 3 6), (3 3 7), (3 3 8), (3 3 9), (3 3 12), (3 3 15)
• (3 4 4), (3 4 6), (3 4 12), (3 5 5), (3 6 6), (3 6 18), (3 8 8), (3 8 24), (3 10 30), (3 12 12)
• (4 4 4), (4 4 5), (4 4 6), (4 4 9), (4 5 5), (4 6 6), (4 8 8), (4 16 16)
• (5 5 5), (5 5 10), (5 5 15), (5 10 10)
• (6 6 6), (6 12 12), (6 24 24)
• (7 7 7) (8 8 8) (9 9 9) (9 18 18) (12 12 12) (15 15 15)
• (3,3 ∞) (3 ∞ ∞)
• (4,4 ∞) (6 6 ∞) (∞ ∞ ∞)

#### Hyperbolic Coxeter polygons above triangles

 Domains with ideal vertices or [∞,3,∞] (*3222) or [(3,∞,3),∞] (*3322) or [(3,∞)2] (*3232) or [(4,∞)2] (*4242) (*3333) (*∞222) (*∞∞22) (*2∞2∞) (*∞∞∞∞) (*4444)

Other H2 hyperbolic kaleidoscopes can be constructed from higher order polygons. Like triangle groups these kaleidoscopes can be identified by a cyclic sequence of mirror intersection orders around the fundamental domain, as (a b c d ...), or equivalently in orbifold notation as *abcd.... Coxeter–Dynkin diagrams for these polygonal kaleidoscopes can be seen as a degenerate (n-1)-simplex fundamental domains, with a cyclic of branches order a,b,c... and the remaining n*(n-3)/2 branches are labeled as infinite (∞) representing the non-intersecting mirrors. The only nonhyperbolic example is Euclidean symmetry four mirrors in a square or rectangle as , [∞,2,∞] (orbifold *2222). Another branch representation for non-intersecting mirrors by Vinberg gives infinite branches as dotted or dashed lines, so this diagram can be shown as , with the four order-2 branches suppressed around the perimeter.

For example a quadrilateral domain (a b c d) will have two infinite order branches connecting ultraparallel mirrors. The smallest hyperbolic example is , [∞,3,∞] (orbifold *3222). The alternate expression is , with three order-2 branches suppressed around the perimeter. Similarly (2 3 2 3) (orbifold *3232) can be represented as and (3 3 3 3), (orbifold *3333) can be represented as a complete graph .

The highest quadrilateral domain (∞ ∞ ∞ ∞) is an infinite square, represented by a complete tetrahedral graph with 4 perimeter branches as ideal vertices and two diagonal branches as infinity (shown as dotted lines) for ultraparallel mirrors: .

### Compact (Lannér simplex groups)

Compact hyperbolic groups are called Lannér groups after Folke Lannér who first studied them in 1950.[7] They only exist as rank 4 and 5 graphs. Coxeter studied the linear hyperbolic coxeter groups in his 1954 paper Regular Honeycombs in hyperbolic space,[8] which included two rational solutions in hyperbolic 4-space: [5/2,5,3,3] = and [5,5/2,5,3] = .

#### Ranks 4–5

The fundamental domain of either of the two bifurcating groups, [5,31,1] and [5,3,31,1], is double that of a corresponding linear group, [5,3,4] and [5,3,3,4] respectively. Letter names are given by Johnson as extended Witt symbols.[9]

Compact hyperbolic Coxeter groups
Dimension
Hd
Rank Total count Linear Bifurcating Cyclic
H3 4 9
3:

${\bar{BH}}_3$ = [4,3,5]:
${\bar{K}}_3$ = [5,3,5]:
${\bar{J}}_3$ = [3,5,3]:

${\bar{DH}}_3$ = [5,31,1]:

${\widehat{AB}}_3$ = [(33,4)]:
${\widehat{AH}}_3$ = [(33,5)]:
${\widehat{BB}}_3$ = [(3,4)[2]]:
${\widehat{BH}}_3$ = [(3,4,3,5)]:
${\widehat{HH}}_3$ = [(3,5)[2]]:

H4 5 5
3:

${\bar{H}}_4$ = [33,5]:
${\bar{BH}}_4$ = [4,3,3,5]:
${\bar{K}}_4$ = [5,3,3,5]:

${\bar{DH}}_4$ = [5,3,31,1]:

${\widehat{AF}}_4$ = [(34,4)]:

### Paracompact (Koszul simplex groups)

Paracompact (also called noncompact) hyperbolic Coxeter groups contain affine subgroups and have asymptotic simplex fundamental domains. The highest paracompact hyperbolic Coxeter group is rank 10. These groups are named after French mathematician Jean-Louis Koszul.[10] They are also called quasi-Lannér groups extending the compact Lannér groups. The list was determined complete by computer search by M. Chein and published in 1969.[11]

By Vinberg, all but eight of these 72 compact and paracompact simplices are arithmetic. The nonarithmetic groups are all paracompact, with seven 3-dimensional groups , , , , , , , and one 5-dimensional group .

#### Ideal simplices

Ideal fundamental domains of , [(∞,∞,∞)] seen in the Poincare disk model

There are 5 hyperbolic Coxeter groups expressing ideal simplices, graphs where removal of any one node results in an affine Coxeter group. Thus all vertices of this ideal simplex are at infinity.[12]

Rank Ideal group Affine subgroups
3 [(∞,∞,∞)] [∞]
4 [4[4]] [4,4]
4 [3[3,3]] [3[3]]
4 [(3,6)[2]] [3,6]
6 [(3,3,4)[2]] [4,3,3,4], [3,4,3,3] ,

#### Ranks 4–10

There are a total of 58 paracompact hyperbolic Coxeter groups from rank 4 through 10. All 58 are grouped below in five categories. Letter symbols are given by Johnson as Extended Witt symbols, using PQRSTWUV from the affine Witt symbols, and adding LMNOXYZ. These hyperbolic groups are given an overline, or a hat, for cycloschemes. The bracket notation from Coxeter is a linearized representation of the Coxeter group.

Hyperbolic paracompact groups
Rank Total
count
Groups
4 23

${\widehat{BR}}_3$ = [(3,3,4,4)]:
${\widehat{CR}}_3$ = [(3,43)]:
${\widehat{RR}}_3$ = [4[4]]:
${\widehat{AV}}_3$ = [(33,6)]:
${\widehat{BV}}_3$ = [(3,4,3,6)]:
${\widehat{HV}}_3$ = [(3,5,3,6)]:
${\widehat{VV}}_3$ = [(3,6)[2]]:

${\bar{P}}_3$ = [3,3[3]]:
${\bar{BP}}_3$ = [4,3[3]]:
${\bar{HP}}_3$ = [5,3[3]]:
${\bar{VP}}_3$ = [6,3[3]]:
${\bar{DV}}_3$ = [6,31,1]:
${\bar{O}}_3$ = [3,41,1]:
${\bar{M}}_3$ = [41,1,1]:

${\bar{R}}_3$ = [3,4,4]:
${\bar{N}}_3$ = [43]:
${\bar{V}}_3$ = [3,3,6]:
${\bar{BV}}_3$ = [4,3,6]:
${\bar{HV}}_3$ = [5,3,6]:
${\bar{Y}}_3$ = [3,6,3]:
${\bar{Z}}_3$ = [6,3,6]:

${\bar{DP}}_3$ = [3[ ]x[ ]]:
${\bar{PP}}_3$ = [3[3,3]]:

5 9

${\bar{P}}_4$ = [3,3[4]]:

${\bar{BP}}_4$ = [4,3[4]]:
${\widehat{FR}}_4$ = [(32,4,3,4)]:
${\bar{DP}}_4$ = [3[3]x[ ]]:

${\bar{N}}_4$ = [4,3,((4,2,3))]:
${\bar{O}}_4$ = [3,4,31,1]:
${\bar{S}}_4$ = [4,32,1]:

${\bar{R}}_4$ = [(3,4)2]:

${\bar{M}}_4$ = [4,31,1,1]:
6 12

${\bar{P}}_5$ = [3,3[5]]:
${\widehat{AU}}_5$ = [(35,4)]:

${\widehat{AR}}_5$ = [(3,3,4)[2]]:

${\bar{S}}_5$ = [4,3,32,1]:
${\bar{O}}_5$ = [3,4,31,1]:
${\bar{N}}_5$ = [3,(3,4)1,1]:

${\bar{U}}_5$ = [33,4,3]:
${\bar{X}}_5$ = [3,3,4,3,3]:
${\bar{R}}_5$ = [3,4,3,3,4]:

${\bar{Q}}_5$ = [32,1,1,1]:

${\bar{M}}_5$ = [4,3,31,1,1]:
${\bar{L}}_5$ = [31,1,1,1,1]:

7 3

${\bar{P}}_6$ = [3,3[6]]:

${\bar{Q}}_6$ = [31,1,3,32,1]:
${\bar{S}}_6$ = [4,32,32,1]:
8 4 ${\bar{P}}_7$ = [3,3[7]]:
${\bar{Q}}_7$ = [31,1,32,32,1]:
${\bar{S}}_7$ = [4,33,32,1]:
${\bar{T}}_7$ = [33,2,2]:
9 4 ${\bar{P}}_8$ = [3,3[8]]:
${\bar{Q}}_8$ = [31,1,33,32,1]:
${\bar{S}}_8$ = [4,34,32,1]:
${\bar{T}}_8$ = [34,3,1]:
10 3 ${\bar{Q}}_9$ = [31,1,34,32,1]:
${\bar{S}}_9$ = [4,35,32,1]:
${\bar{T}}_9$ = [36,2,1]:
##### Subgroup relations of paracompact hyperbolic groups

These trees represents subgroup relations of paracompact hyperbolic groups. Subgroup indices on each connection are given in red.[13] Subgroups of index 2 represent a mirror removal, and fundamental domain doubling. Others can be inferred by commensurability (integer ratio of volumes) for the tetrahedral domains.

### Hypercompact Coxeter groups (Vinberg polytopes)

Just like the hyperbolic plane H2 has nontrianglar polygonal domains, higher dimensional reflective hyperbolic domains also exists. These nonsimplex domains can be considered degenerate simplices with non-intersecting mirrors given infinite order, or in a Coxeter diagram, such branches are given dotted or dashed lines. These nonsimplex domains are called Vinberg polytopes, after Ernest Vinberg for his Vinberg's algorithm for finding nonsimplex fundamental domain of a hyperbolic reflection group. Geometrically these fundamental domains can be classified as quadrilateral pyramids, or prisms or other polytopes with all edges having dihedral angles as π/n for n=2,3,4...

In a simplex-based domain, there are n+1 mirrors for n-dimensional space. In non-simplex domains, there are more than n+1 mirrors. The list is finite, but not completely known. Instead partial lists have been enumerated as n+k mirrors for k as 2,3, and 4.

Hypercompact Coxeter groups in three dimensional space or higher differ in two dimensional groups in one essential respect. Two hyperbolic n-gons having the same angles in the same cyclic order may have different edge lengths and are not in general congruent. In contrast Vinberg polytopes in 3 dimensions or higher are completely determined by the dihedral angles. This fact is based on the Mostow rigidity theorem, that two isomorphic groups generated by reflections in Hn for n>=3, define congruent fundamental domains (Vinberg polytopes).

#### Vinberg polytopes with rank n+2 for n dimensional space

The complete list of compact hyperbolic Vinberg polytopes with rank n+2 mirrors for n-dimensions has been enumerated by F. Esselmann in 1996.[14] A partial list was published in 1974 by I. M. Kaplinskaya.[15]

The complete list of paracompact solutions was published by P. Tumarkin in 2003, with dimensions from 3 to 17.[16]

The smallest paracompact form in H3 can be represented by , or [∞,3,3,∞] which can be constructed by a mirror removal of paracompact hyperbolic group [3,4,4] as [3,4,1+,4]. The doubled fundamental domain changes from a tetrahedron into a quadrilateral pyramid. Another pyramids include [4,4,1+,4] = [∞,4,4,∞], = . Removing a mirror from some of the cyclic hyperbolic Coxeter graphs become bow-tie graphs: [(3,3,4,1+,4)] = [((3,∞,3)),((3,∞,3))] or , [(3,4,4,1+,4)] = [((4,∞,3)),((3,∞,4))] or , [(4,4,4,1+,4)] = [((4,∞,4)),((4,∞,4))] or .

Other valid paracompact graphs with quadrilateral pyramid fundamental domains include:

Dimension Rank Graphs
H3 5
, , , ,
, , , , ...
, , , , ...

Another subgroup [1+,41,1,1] = [∞,4,1+,4,∞] = [∞[6]]. = = . [17]

#### Vinberg polytopes with rank n+3 for n dimensional space

There are a finite number of degenerate fundamental simplices exist up to 8-dimensions. The complete list of Compact Vinberg polytopes with rank n+3 mirrors for n-dimensions has been enumerated by P. Tumarkin in 2004. These groups are labeled by dotted/broken lines for ultraparallel branches.

For 4 to 8 dimensions, rank 7 to 11 Coxeter groups are counted as 44, 16, 3, 1, and 1 respectively.[18] The highest was discovered by Bugganeko in 1984 in dimension 8, rank 11:[19]

Dimensions Rank Cases Graphs
H4 7 44
H5 8 16
H6 9 3
H7 10 1
H8 11 1

#### Vinberg polytopes with rank n+4 for n dimensional space

There are a finite number of degenerate fundamental simplices exist up to 8-dimensions. Compact Vinberg polytopes with rank n+4 mirrors for n-dimensions has been explored by A. Felikson and P. Tumarkin in 2005.[20]

## Lorentzian groups

{3,3,∞} honeycomb in hyperbolic 3-space, rendered the intersection of the honeycomb with the plane-at-infinity, in the Poincare half-space model of H3.
This shows rank 5 Lorentzian groups arranged as subgroups from [6,3,3,3], and [6,3,6,3]. The highly symmetric group , [3[3,3,3]] is an index 120 subgroup of [6,3,3,3].

Lorentzian groups for simplex domains can be defined as graphs beyond the hyperbolic forms. These can be considered to be related to a Lorentzian geometry, named after Hendrik Lorentz in the field of special and general relativity space-time, containing one (or more) time-like dimensional components whose self dot products are negative.[9]

A 1982 paper by George Maxwell, Sphere Packings and Hyperbolic Reflection Groups, enumerates the finite list of Lorentzian of rank 5 to 11. He calls them level 2, meaning removal any permutation of 2 nodes leaves a finite or Euclidean graph. His enumeration is complete, but didn't list graphs that are a subgroup of another. All higher-order branch Coxeter groups of rank-4 are Lorentzian, ending in the limit as a complete graph 3-simplex Coxeter-Dynkin diagram with 6 infinite order branches, which can be expressed as [∞[3,3]]. Rank 5-11 have a finite number of groups 186, 66, 36, 13, 10, 8, and 4 Lorentzian groups respectively.[21] A 2013 paper by H. Chen and J.-P. Labbé, Lorentzian Coxeter groups and Boyd--Maxwell ball packings, recomputed and published the compete list.[22]

For the highest ranks 8-11, the complete lists are:

Lorentzian Coxeter groups
Rank Total
count
Groups
4 [3,3,7] ... [∞,∞,∞]: ...

[4,3[3]] ... [∞,∞[3]]: ...
[5,41,1] ... [∞1,1,1]: ...
... [(5,4,3,3)] ... [∞[4]]: ... ...
... [4[]×[]] ... [∞[]×[]]: ...
... [4[3,3]] ... [∞[3,3]]

5 186 ...[3[3,3,3]]: ...
6 66
7 36 [31,1,1,1,1,1]: ...
8 13

[3,3,3[6]]:
[3,3[6],3]:
[3,3[2+4],3]:
[3,3[1+5],3]:
[3[ ]e×[3]]:

[4,3,3,33,1]:
[31,1,3,33,1]:
[3,(3,3,4)1,1]:

[32,1,3,32,1]:

[4,3,3,32,2]:
[31,1,3,32,2]:

9 10

[3,3[3+4],3]:
[3,3[9]]:
[3,3[2+5],3]:

[32,1,32,32,1]: [33,1,33,4]:

[33,1,3,3,31,1]:

[33,3,2]:

[32,2,4]:
[32,2,33,4]:
[32,2,3,3,31,1]:

10 8 [3,3[8],3]:

[3,3[3+5],3]:
[3,3[9]]:

[32,1,33,32,1]: [35,3,1]:

[33,1,34,4]:
[33,1,33,31,1]:

[34,4,1]:
11 4 [32,1,34,32,1]: [32,1,36,4]:

[32,1,35,31,1]:

[37,2,1]:

### Very-extended Coxeter Diagrams

One usage includes a very-extended definition from the direct Dynkin diagram usage which considers affine groups as extended, hyperbolic groups over-extended, and a third node as over-extended simple groups. These extensions are usually marked by an exponent of 1,2, or 3 + symbols for the number of extended nodes. This extending series can be extended backwards, by sequentially removing the nodes from the same position in the graph, although the process stops after removing branching node. The E8 extended family is the most commonly shown example extending backwards from E3 and forwards to E11.

The extending process can define a limited series of Coxeter graphs that progress from finite to affine to hyperbolic to Lorentzian. The determinant of the Cartan matrices determine where the series changes from finite (positive) to affine (zero) to hyperbolic (negative), and ending as a Lorentzian group, containing at least one hyperbolic subgroup.[23] The noncrystalographic Hn groups forms an extended series where H4 is extended as a compact hyperbolic and over-extended into a lorentzian group.

The determinant of the Schläfli matrix by rank are:[24]

• det(A1n=[2n-1]) = 2n (Finite for all n)
• det(An=[3n-1]) = n+1 (Finite for all n)
• det(BCn=[4,3n-2]) = 2 (Finite for all n)
• det(Dn=[3n-3,1,1]) = 4 (Finite for all n)

Determinants of the Schläfli matrix in exceptional series are:

• det(En=[3n-3,2,1]) = 9-n (Finite for E3(=A2A1), E4(=A4), E5(=D5), E6, E7 and E8, affine at E9 (${\tilde{E}}_{8}$), hyperbolic at E10)
• det([3n-4,3,1]) = 2(8-n) (Finite for n=4 to 7, affine (${\tilde{E}}_{7}$), and hyperbolic at n=8.)
• det([3n-4,2,2]) = 3(7-n) (Finite for n=4 to 6, affine (${\tilde{E}}_{6}$), and hyperbolic at n=7.)
• det(Fn=[3,4,3n-3]) = 5-n (Finite for F3(=B3) to F4, affine at F5 (${\tilde{F}}_{4}$), hyperbolic at F6)
• det(Gn=[6,3n-2]) = 3-n (Finite for G2, affine at G3 (${\tilde{G}}_{2}$), hyperbolic at G4)
Smaller extended series
Finite $A_2$ $C_2$ $G_2$ $A_3$ $B_3$ $C_3$ $H_4$
Rank n [3[3],3n-3] [4,4,3n-3] Gn=[6,3n-2] [3[4],3n-4] [4,31,n-3] [4,3,4,3n-4] Hn=[5,3n-2]
2 [3]
A2
[4]
C2
[6]
G2
[2]
A12
[4]
C2
[5]
H2
3 [3[3]]
A2+=${\tilde{A}}_{2}$
[4,4]
C2+=${\tilde{C}}_{2}$
[6,3]
G2+=${\tilde{G}}_{2}$
[3,3]=A3
[4,3]
B3
[4,3]
C3
[5,3]
H3
4 [3[3],3]
A2++=${\bar{P}}_3$
[4,4,3]
C2++=${\bar{R}}_3$
[6,3,3]
G2++=${\bar{V}}_3$
[3[4]]
A3+=${\tilde{A}}_3$
[4,31,1]
B3+=${\tilde{B}}_{3}$
[4,3,4]
C3+=${\tilde{C}}_{3}$
[5,3,3]
H4
5 [3[3],3,3]
A2+++
[4,4,3,3]
C2+++
[6,3,3,3]
G2+++
[3[4],3]
A3++=${\bar{P}}_4$
[4,32,1]
B3++=${\bar{S}}_4$
[4,3,4,3]
C3++=${\bar{R}}_4$
[5,33]
H5=${\bar{H}}_4$
6 [3[4],3,3]
A3+++
[4,33,1]
B3+++
[4,3,4,3,3]
C3+++
[5,34]
H6
Det(Mn) 3(3-n) 2(3-n) 3-n 4(4-n) 2(4-n)
Middle extended series
Finite $A_4$ $B_4$ $C_4$ $D_4$ $F_4$ $A_5$ $B_5$ $D_5$
Rank n [3[5],3n-5] [4,3,3n-4,1] [4,3,3,4,3n-5] [3n-4,1,1,1] [3,4,3n-3] [3[6],3n-6] [4,3,3,3n-5,1] [31,1,3,3n-5,1]
3 [4,3-1,1]
B2A1
[4,3]
BC3
[3-1,1,1,1]
A13
[3,4]
BC3
[4,3,3]
C3
4 [33]
A4
[4,3,3]
B4
[4,3,3]
C4
[30,1,1,1]
D4
[3,4,3]
F4
[4,3,3,3-1,1]
B3A1
[31,1,3,3-1,1]
A3A1
5 [3[5]]
A4+=${\tilde{A}}_{4}$
[4,3,31,1]
B4+=${\tilde{B}}_{4}$
[4,3,3,4]
C4+=${\tilde{C}}_{4}$
[31,1,1,1]
D4+=${\tilde{D}}_{4}$
[3,4,3,3]
F4+=${\tilde{F}}_{4}$
[34]
A5
[4,3,3,3,3]
B5
[31,1,3,3]
D5
6 [3[5],3]
A4++=${\bar{P}}_5$
[4,3,32,1]
B4++=${\bar{S}}_5$
[4,3,3,4,3]
C4++=${\bar{R}}_5$
[32,1,1,1]
D4++=${\bar{Q}}_5$
[3,4,33]
F4++=${\bar{U}}_5$
[3[6]]
A5+=${\tilde{A}}_5$
[4,3,3,31,1]
B5+=${\tilde{B}}_{5}$
[31,1,3,31,1]
D5+=${\tilde{D}}_5$
7 [3[5],3,3]
A4+++
[4,3,33,1]
B4+++
[4,3,3,4,3,3]
C4+++
[33,1,1,1]
D4+++
[3,4,34]
F4+++
[3[6],3]
A5++=${\bar{P}}_6$
[4,3,3,32,1]
B5++=${\bar{S}}_6$
[31,1,3,32,1]
D5++=${\bar{Q}}_6$
8 [3[6],3,3]
A5+++
[4,3,3,33,1]
B5+++
[31,1,3,33,1]
D5+++
Det(Mn) 5(5-n) 2(5-n) 4(5-n) 5-n 6(6-n) 4(6-n)
Some higher extended series
Finite $A_6$ $B_6$ $D_6$ $E_6$ $A_7$ $B_7$ $D_7$ $E_7$ $E_8$
Rank n [3[7],3n-7] [4,33,3n-6,1] [31,1,3,3,3n-6,1] [3n-5,2,2] [3[8],3n-8] [4,34,3n-7,1] [31,1,3,3,3,3n-7,1] [3n-5,3,1] En=[3n-4,2,1]
3 [3-1,2,1]
E3=A2A1
4 [3-1,2,2]
A22
[3-1,3,1]
A3A1
[30,2,1]
E4=A4
5 [4,3,3,3,3-1,1]
B4A1
[31,1,3,3,3-1,1]
D4A1
[30,2,2]
A5
[30,3,1]
A5
[31,2,1]
E5=D5
6 [35]
A6
[4,34]
B6
[31,1,3,3,3]
D6
[31,2,2]
E6
[4,3,3,3,3,3-1,1]
B5A1
[31,1,3,3,3,3-1,1]
D5A1
[31,3,1]
D6
[32,2,1]
E6 *

7 [3[7]]
A6+=${\tilde{A}}_6$

[4,33,31,1]
B6+=${\tilde{B}}_{6}$

[31,1,3,3,31,1]
D6+=${\tilde{D}}_6$

[32,2,2]
E6+=${\tilde{E}}_6$
[36]
A7
[4,35]
B7
[31,1,3,3,3,30,1]
D7
[32,3,1]
E7 *

[33,2,1]
E7 *

8 [3[7],3]
A6++=${\bar{P}}_7$
[4,33,32,1]
B6++=${\bar{S}}_7$
[31,1,3,3,32,1]
D6++=${\bar{Q}}_7$
[33,2,2]
E6++=${\bar{T}}_7$
[3[8]]
A7+=${\tilde{A}}_7$ *

[4,34,31,1]
B7+=${\tilde{B}}_{7}$ *

[31,1,3,3,3,31,1]
D7+=${\tilde{D}}_7$ *

[33,3,1]
E7+=${\tilde{E}}_{7}$ *

[34,2,1]
E8 *

9 [3[7],3,3]
A6+++
[4,33,33,1]
B6+++
[31,1,3,3,33,1]
D6+++
[34,2,2]
E6+++
[3[8],3]
A7++=${\bar{P}}_8$ *

[4,34,32,1]
B7++=${\bar{S}}_8$ *

[31,1,3,3,3,32,1]
D7++=${\bar{Q}}_8$ *

[34,3,1]
E7++=${\bar{T}}_8$ *

[35,2,1]
E9=E8+=${\tilde{E}}_{8}$ *

10 [3[8],3,3]
A7+++ *

[4,34,33,1]
B7+++ *

[31,1,3,3,3,33,1]
D7+++ *

[35,3,1]
E7+++ *

[36,2,1]
E10=E8++=${\bar{T}}_9$ *

11 [37,2,1]
E11=E8+++ *

Det(Mn) 7(7-n) 2(7-n) 4(7-n) 3(7-n) 8(8-n) 2(8-n) 4(8-n) 2(8-n) 9-n

## Geometric folding

Finite and affine foldings[25]
φA : AΓ --> AΓ' for finite types
Γ Γ' Folding description Coxeter–Dynkin diagrams
I2(h) Γ(h) Dihedral folding
BCn A2n (I,sn)
Dn+1, A2n-1 (A3,+/-ε)
F4 E6 (A3,±ε)
H4 E8 (A4,±ε)
H3 D6
H2 A4
G2 A5 (A5,±ε)
D4 (D4,±ε)
φ: AΓ+ --> AΓ'+ for affine types
${\tilde{A}}_{n-1}$ ${\tilde{A}}_{kn-1}$ Locally trivial
${\tilde{B}}_{n}$ ${\tilde{D}}_{2n+1}$ (I,sn)
${\tilde{D}}_{n+1}$, ${\tilde{D}}_{2n}$ (A3,±ε)
${\tilde{C}}_{n}$ ${\tilde{B}}_{n+1}$, ${\tilde{C}}_{2n}$ (A3,±ε)
${\tilde{C}}_{2n+1}$ (I,sn)
${\tilde{C}}_{n}$ ${\tilde{A}}_{2n+1}$ (I,sn) & (I,s0)
${\tilde{A}}_{2n}$ (A3,ε) & (I,s0)
${\tilde{A}}_{2n-1}$ (A3,ε) & (A3,ε')
${\tilde{C}}_{n}$ ${\tilde{D}}_{n+2}$ (A3,-ε) & (A3,-ε')
${\tilde{C}}_{2}$ ${\tilde{D}}_{5}$ (I,s1)
${\tilde{F}}_{4}$ ${\tilde{E}}_{6}$, ${\tilde{E}}_{7}$ (A3,±ε)
${\tilde{G}}_{2}$ ${\tilde{D}}_{6}$, ${\tilde{E}}_{7}$ (A5,±ε)
${\tilde{B}}_{3}$, ${\tilde{F}}_{4}$ (B3,±ε)
${\tilde{D}}_{4}$, ${\tilde{E}}_{6}$ (D4,±ε)

A (simply-laced) Coxeter–Dynkin diagram (finite, affine, or hyperbolic) that has a symmetry (satisfying one condition, below) can be quotiented by the symmetry, yielding a new, generally multiply laced diagram, with the process called "folding".[26][27]

For example, in D4 folding to G2, the edge in G2 points from the class of the 3 outer nodes (valence 1), to the class of the central node (valence 3).

Geometrically this corresponds to orthogonal projections of uniform polytopes and tessellations. Notably, any finite simply-laced Coxeter–Dynkin diagram can be folded to I2(h), where h is the Coxeter number, which corresponds geometrically to a projection to the Coxeter plane.

 A few hyperbolic foldings

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