Rectified tesseract

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Rectified tesseract
Schlegel half-solid rectified 8-cell.png
Schlegel diagram
Centered on cuboctahedron
tetrahedral cells shown
Type Uniform polychoron
Schläfli symbol r{4,3,3}
2r{3,31,1}
h3{4,3,3}
Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 11.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png = CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
Cells 24 8 (3.4.3.4)Cuboctahedron.png
16 (3.3.3)Tetrahedron.png
Faces 88 64 {3}
24 {4}
Edges 96
Vertices 32
Vertex figure Rectified 8-cell verf.pngCantellated demitesseract verf.png
(Elongated equilateral-triangular prism)
Symmetry group BC4 [3,3,4], order 384
D4 [31,1,1], order 192
Properties convex, edge-transitive
Uniform index 10 11 12

In geometry, the rectified tesseract, rectified 8-cell, or runcic tesseract is a uniform polychoron (4-dimensional polytope) bounded by 24 cells: 8 cuboctahedra, and 16 tetrahedra. It has half the vertices of a runcinated tesseract, with its CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png construction.

It has two uniform constructions, as a rectified 8-cell r{4,3,3} and a cantellated demitesseract, rr{31,1,1}, the second alternating with two types of tetrahedral cells.

Construction[edit]

The rectified tesseract may be constructed from the tesseract by truncating its vertices at the midpoints of its edges.

The Cartesian coordinates of the vertices of the rectified tesseract with edge length 2 is given by all permutations of:

(0,\ \pm\sqrt{2},\ \pm\sqrt{2},\ \pm\sqrt{2})

Images[edit]

orthographic projections
Coxeter plane B4 B3 / D4 / A2 B2 / D3
Graph 4-cube t1.svg 4-cube t1 B3.svg 4-cube t1 B2.svg
Dihedral symmetry [8] [6] [4]
Coxeter plane F4 A3
Graph 4-cube t1 F4.svg 4-cube t1 A3.svg
Dihedral symmetry [12/3] [4]
Rectified tesseract1.png
Wireframe
Rectified tesseract2.png
16 tetrahedral cells

Projections[edit]

In the cuboctahedron-first parallel projection of the rectified tesseract into 3-dimensional space, the image has the following layout:

  • The projection envelope is a cube.
  • A cuboctahedron is inscribed in this cube, with its vertices lying at the midpoint of the cube's edges. The cuboctahedron is the image of two of the cuboctahedral cells.
  • The remaining 6 cuboctahedral cells are projected to the square faces of the cube.
  • The 8 tetrahedral volumes lying at the triangular faces of the central cuboctahedron are the images of the 16 tetrahedral cells, two cells to each image.

Alternative names[edit]

  • Rit (Jonathan Bowers: for rectified tesseract)
  • Ambotesseract (Neil Sloane & John Horton Conway)
  • Rectified tesseract/Runcic tesseract (Norman W. Johnson)
    • Runcic 4-hypercube/8-cell/octachoron/4-measure polytope/4-regular orthotope
    • Rectified 4-hypercube/8-cell/octachoron/4-measure polytope/4-regular orthotope

Related uniform polytopes[edit]

Name tesseract rectified
tesseract
truncated
tesseract
cantellated
tesseract
runcinated
tesseract
bitruncated
tesseract
cantitruncated
tesseract
runcitruncated
tesseract
omnitruncated
tesseract
Coxeter
diagram
CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
= CDel nodes 11.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
= CDel nodes 11.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
Schläfli
symbol
{4,3,3} t1{4,3,3}
r{4,3,3}
t0,1{4,3,3}
t{4,3,3}
t0,2{4,3,3}
rr{4,3,3}
t0,3{4,3,3} t1,2{4,3,3}
2t{4,3,3}
t0,1,2{4,3,3}
tr{4,3,3}
t0,1,3{4,3,3} t0,1,2,3{4,3,3}
Schlegel
diagram
Schlegel wireframe 8-cell.png Schlegel half-solid rectified 8-cell.png Schlegel half-solid truncated tesseract.png Schlegel half-solid cantellated 8-cell.png Schlegel half-solid runcinated 8-cell.png Schlegel half-solid bitruncated 8-cell.png Schlegel half-solid cantitruncated 8-cell.png Schlegel half-solid runcitruncated 8-cell.png Schlegel half-solid omnitruncated 8-cell.png
B4 4-cube t0.svg 4-cube t1.svg 4-cube t01.svg 4-cube t02.svg 4-cube t03.svg 4-cube t12.svg 4-cube t012.svg 4-cube t013.svg 4-cube t0123.svg
 
Name 16-cell rectified
16-cell
truncated
16-cell
cantellated
16-cell
runcinated
16-cell
bitruncated
16-cell
cantitruncated
16-cell
runcitruncated
16-cell
omnitruncated
16-cell
Coxeter
diagram
CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
= CDel nodes.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
= CDel nodes.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
= CDel nodes.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
= CDel nodes 11.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
= CDel nodes 11.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
= CDel nodes 11.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png
Schläfli
symbol
{3,3,4} t1{3,3,4}
r{3,3,4}
t0,1{3,3,4}
t{3,3,4}
t0,2{3,3,4}
rr{3,3,4}
t0,3{3,3,4} t1,2{3,3,4}
2t{3,3,4}
t0,1,2{3,3,4}
tr{3,3,4}
t0,1,3{3,3,4} t0,1,2,3{3,3,4}
Schlegel
diagram
Schlegel wireframe 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid rectified 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid truncated 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid cantellated 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid runcinated 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid bitruncated 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid cantitruncated 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid runcitruncated 16-cell.png Schlegel half-solid omnitruncated 16-cell.png
B4 4-cube t3.svg 24-cell t0 B4.svg 4-cube t23.svg 24-cell t1 B4.svg 4-cube t03.svg 4-cube t12.svg 4-cube t123.svg 4-cube t023.svg 4-cube t0123.svg

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