Gyroelongated triangular bicupola
|Gyroelongated triangular bicupola|
J43 - J44 - J45
In geometry, the gyroelongated triangular bicupola is one of the Johnson solids (J44). As the name suggests, it can be constructed by gyroelongating a triangular bicupola (either J27 or the cuboctahedron) by inserting a hexagonal antiprism between its congruent halves.
A Johnson solid is one of 92 strictly convex polyhedra that have regular faces but are not uniform (that is, they are not Platonic solids, Archimedean solids, prisms or antiprisms). They were named by Norman Johnson, who first listed these polyhedra in 1966.
The gyroelongated triangular bicupola is one of five Johnson solids which are chiral, meaning that they have a "left-handed" and a "right-handed" form. In the illustration to the right, each square face on the bottom half of the figure is connected by a path of two triangular faces to a square face above it and to the right. In the figure of opposite chirality (the mirror image of the illustrated figure), each bottom square would be connected to a square face above it and to the left. The two chiral forms of J44 are not considered different Johnson solids.
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