8-simplex

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Regular enneazetton
(8-simplex)
8-simplex t0.svg
Orthogonal projection
inside Petrie polygon
Type Regular 8-polytope
Family simplex
Schläfli symbol {3,3,3,3,3,3,3}
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram CDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
7-faces 9 7-simplex7-simplex t0.svg
6-faces 36 6-simplex6-simplex t0.svg
5-faces 84 5-simplex5-simplex t0.svg
4-faces 126 5-cell4-simplex t0.svg
Cells 126 tetrahedron3-simplex t0.svg
Faces 84 triangle2-simplex t0.svg
Edges 36
Vertices 9
Vertex figure 7-simplex
Petrie polygon enneagon
Coxeter group A8 [3,3,3,3,3,3,3]
Dual Self-dual
Properties convex

In geometry, an 8-simplex is a self-dual regular 8-polytope. It has 9 vertices, 36 edges, 84 triangle faces, 126 tetrahedral cells, 126 5-cell 4-faces, 84 5-simplex 5-faces, 36 6-simplex 6-faces, and 9 7-simplex 7-faces. Its dihedral angle is cos−1(1/8), or approximately 82.82°.

It can also be called an enneazetton, or ennea-8-tope, as a 9-facetted polytope in eight-dimensions. The name enneazetton is derived from ennea for nine facets in Greek and -zetta for having seven-dimensional facets, and -on.

Coordinates[edit]

The Cartesian coordinates of the vertices of an origin-centered regular enneazetton having edge length 2 are:

More simply, the vertices of the 8-simplex can be positioned in 9-space as permutations of (0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1). This construction is based on facets of the 9-orthoplex.

Images[edit]

orthographic projections
Ak Coxeter plane A8 A7 A6 A5
Graph 8-simplex t0.svg 8-simplex t0 A7.svg 8-simplex t0 A6.svg 8-simplex t0 A5.svg
Dihedral symmetry [9] [8] [7] [6]
Ak Coxeter plane A4 A3 A2
Graph 8-simplex t0 A4.svg 8-simplex t0 A3.svg 8-simplex t0 A2.svg
Dihedral symmetry [5] [4] [3]

Related polytopes and honeycombs[edit]

This polytope is a facet in the uniform tessellations: 251, and 521 with respective Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams:

CDel nodea 1.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel branch.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.png, CDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel branch.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea.pngCDel 3a.pngCDel nodea 1.png

This polytope is one of 135 uniform 8-polytopes with A8 symmetry.

References[edit]

  • H.S.M. Coxeter:
    • Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, (3rd edition, 1973), Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8, p.296, Table I (iii): Regular Polytopes, three regular polytopes in n-dimensions (n≥5)
    • H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York, 1973, p.296, Table I (iii): Regular Polytopes, three regular polytopes in n-dimensions (n≥5)
    • Kaleidoscopes: Selected Writings of H.S.M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 [1]
      • (Paper 22) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, [Math. Zeit. 46 (1940) 380-407, MR 2,10]
      • (Paper 23) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, [Math. Zeit. 188 (1985) 559-591]
      • (Paper 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45]
  • John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strass, The Symmetries of Things 2008, ISBN 978-1-56881-220-5 (Chapter 26. pp. 409: Hemicubes: 1n1)
  • Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Manuscript (1991)
    • N.W. Johnson: The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs, Ph.D. (1966)
  • Klitzing, Richard. "8D uniform polytopes (polyzetta) x3o3o3o3o3o3o3o - ene". 

External links[edit]

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