Bicone

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A bicone or dicone (bi- comes from Latin, di- from Greek) is the three-dimensional surface of revolution of a rhombus around one of its axes of symmetry. Equivalently, a bicone is the surface created by joining two congruent right circular cones base-to-base.

A bicone has circular symmetry and orthogonal bilateral symmetry.

Geometry[edit]

For a circular bicone with radius R and height center-to-top H, the formula for volume becomes

For a right circular cone, the surface area is

  where     is the slant height.

Related polyhedra[edit]

A bicone can be seen as a polyhedral limiting case of an n-gonal bipyramid where n approaches infinity. It can also be seen as a dual of a cylinder as an infinite-side prism.[1]

Family of bipyramids
Polyhedron Triangular bipyramid.png Square bipyramid.png Pentagonale bipiramide.png Hexagonale bipiramide.png Heptagonal bipyramid.png Octagonal bipyramid.png Enneagonal bipyramid.png Decagonal bipyramid.png
Coxeter CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 5.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 6.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 7.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 8.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 9.pngCDel node.png CDel node f1.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node f1.pngCDel 10.pngCDel node.png
Tiling Spherical digonal bipyramid.png Spherical trigonal bipyramid.png Spherical square bipyramid.png Spherical pentagonal bipyramid.png Spherical hexagonal bipyramid.png Spherical heptagonal bipyramid.png Spherical octagonal bipyramid.png Spherical enneagonal bipyramid.png Spherical decagonal bipyramid.png
Config. V2.4.4 V3.4.4 V4.4.4 V5.4.4 V6.4.4 V7.4.4 V8.4.4 V9.4.4 V10.4.4

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