# Order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Perspective projection view
from center of Poincaré disk model
Type Hyperbolic regular honeycomb
Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbol {6,3,6}
{6,3[3]}
Coxeter diagram

Cells {6,3}
Faces hexagon {6}
Edge figure hexagon {6}
Vertex figure {3,6} or {3[3]}
Dual Self-dual
Coxeter group Z3, [6,3,6]
VP3, [6,3[3]]
Properties Regular, quasiregular

In the field of hyperbolic geometry, the order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb arises one of 11 regular paracompact honeycombs in 3-dimensional hyperbolic space. It is called paracompact because it has infinite cells. Each cell consists of a hexagonal tiling whose vertices lie on a horosphere: a flat plane in hyperbolic space that approaches a single ideal point at infinity.

The Schläfli symbol of the hexagonal tiling honeycomb is {6,3,6}. Since that of the hexagonal tiling of the plane is {6,3}, this honeycomb has six such hexagonal tilings meeting at each edge. Since the Schläfli symbol of the triangular tiling is {3,6}, the vertex figure of this honeycomb is a triangular tiling. Thus, infinitely many hexagonal tilings meet at each vertex of this honeycomb.[1]

A geometric honeycomb is a space-filling of polyhedral or higher-dimensional cells, so that there are no gaps. It is an example of the more general mathematical tiling or tessellation in any number of dimensions.

Honeycombs are usually constructed in ordinary Euclidean ("flat") space, like the convex uniform honeycombs. They may also be constructed in non-Euclidean spaces, such as hyperbolic uniform honeycombs. Any finite uniform polytope can be projected to its circumsphere to form a uniform honeycomb in spherical space.

## Images

It is analogous to the 2D hyperbolic infinite-order apeirogonal tiling, {∞,∞} with infinite apeirogonal faces and with all vertices are on the ideal surface.

This honeycomb contains , that tile 2-hypercycle surfaces, similar to the paracompact tilings, , :

## Symmetry

Subgroup relations:

This honeycomb has a half symmetry construction is , which looks identical by cells and needs faces colored by their symmetry position to be distinct. Another lower symmetry, [6,3*,6], index 6 exists with a nonsimplex fundamental domain. It has an octahedral Coxeter diagram with 6 order-3 branches, and 3 infinite-order branches in the shape of a triangular prism, .

## Related polytopes and honeycombs

It is one of 15 regular hyperbolic honeycombs in 3-space, 11 of which like this one are paracompact, with infinite cells or vertex figures.

There are nine uniform honeycombs in the [6,3,6] Coxeter group family, including this regular form.

[6,3,6] family honeycombs
{6,3,6}
r{6,3,6}
t{6,3,6}
rr{6,3,6}
t0,3{6,3,6}
2t{6,3,6}
tr{6,3,6}
t0,1,3{6,3,6}
t0,1,2,3{6,3,6}

It has a related alternation honeycomb, represented by , having alternating triangular tiling cells, and a regular form as , called a triangular tiling honeycomb.

This honeycomb is a part of a sequence of polychora and honeycombs with triangular tiling vertex figures:

Hyperbolic uniform honeycombs: {p,3,6}
Form Paracompact Noncompact
Name {3,3,6} {4,3,6} {5,3,6} {6,3,6} {7,3,6} {8,3,6} ... {∞,3,6}
Image
Cells
{3,3}

{4,3}

{5,3}

{6,3}

{7,3}

{8,3}

{∞,3}

### Rectified order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Rectified order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbols r{6,3,6} or t1{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagrams

Cells {3,6}
r{6,3}
Faces Triangle {3}
Hexagon {6}
Vertex figure
Hexagonal prism {}×{6}
Coxeter groups Z3, [6,3,6]
DV3, [6,3[3]]
[4,3[3]]
[3[3,3]]
Properties Vertex-transitive, edge-transitive

The rectified order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, t1{6,3,6}, has tetrahedral and trihexagonal tiling facets, with a hexagonal prism vertex figure.

it can also be seen as a quarter order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, q{6,3,6}, or .

It is analogous to 2D hyperbolic order-4 apeirogonal tiling, r{∞,∞} with infinite apeirogonal faces and with all vertices are on the ideal surface.

#### Related honeycombs

r{p,3,6}
Space H3
Form Paracompact Noncompact
Name r{3,3,6}
r{4,3,6}
r{5,3,6}
r{6,3,6}
r{7,3,6}
... r{∞,3,6}
Image
Cells

{3,6}

r{3,3}

r{4,3}

r{5,3}

r{6,3}

r{7,3}

r{∞,3}

The order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb is related to a matrix of 3-dimensional honeycombs: q{2p,4,2q}

### Truncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Truncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbol t{6,3,6} or t0,1{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagram
Cells {3,6}
t{6,3}
Faces Triangle {3}
Dodecagon {12}
Vertex figure
hexagonal pyramid
Coxeter groups Z3, [6,3,6]
DV3, [6,3[3]]
Properties Vertex-transitive

The truncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, t0,1{6,3,6}, has tetrahedral and truncated hexagonal tiling facets, with a tetrahedral vertex figure.

### Bitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

The bitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb is a lower symmetry construction of the regular hexagonal tiling honeycomb, .

### Cantellated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Cantellated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbol rr{6,3,6} or t0,2{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagram
Cells r{3,6}
rr{6,3}
Faces Triangle {3}
square {4}
hexagon {6}
Vertex figure
triangular prism
Coxeter groups Z3, [6,3,6]
DV3, [6,3[3]]
Properties Vertex-transitive

The cantellated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, t0,2{6,3,6}, has trihexagonal tiling and rhombitrihexagonal tiling cells, with a triangular prism vertex figure.

### Cantitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Cantitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbol tr{6,3,6} or t0,1,2{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagram
Cells tr{3,6}
t{3,6}
Faces Triangle {3}
hexagon {6}
dodecagon {12}
Vertex figure
triangular prism
Coxeter groups Z3, [6,3,6]
DV3, [6,3[3]]
Properties Vertex-transitive

The cantitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, t0,1,2{6,3,6}, has hexagonal tiling and truncated trihexagonal tiling cells, with a triangular prism vertex figure.

### Runcinated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Runcinated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbol t0,3{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagram
Cells {6,3}
{}×{6}
Faces Triangle {3}
square {4}
hexagon {6}
Vertex figure
triangular antiprism
Coxeter groups Z3, [[6,3,6]]
Properties Vertex-transitive, edge-transitive

The runcinated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, t0,3{6,3,6}, has hexagonal tiling and hexagonal prism cells, with a triangular antiprism vertex figure.

It is analogous to the 2D hyperbolic rhombihexahexagonal tiling, rr{6,6}, with square and hexagonal faces:

### Runcitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Runcitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbol t0,1,3{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagram
Cells t{6,3}
rr{6,3}
{}x{6}
{}x{12}
Faces Triangle {3}
square {4}
hexagon {6}
dodecagon {12}
Vertex figure
Coxeter groups Z3, [6,3,6]
Properties Vertex-transitive

The runcitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, t0,1,3{6,3,6}, has Truncated hexagonal tiling, rhombitrihexagonal tiling, hexagonal prism, and dodecagonal prism cells.

### Omnitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Omnitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbol t0,1,2,3{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagram
Cells tr{6,3}
{}x{12}
Faces square {4}
hexagon {6}
dodecagon {12}
Vertex figure
Phyllic disphenoid
Coxeter groups Z3, [[6,3,6]]
Properties Vertex-transitive

The omnitruncated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, t0,1,2,3{6,3,6}, has rhombitrihexagonal tiling and dodecagonal prism cells, with a tetrahedron vertex figure.

### Alternated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

The alternated order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb is a lower symmetry construction of the regular triangular tiling honeycomb, .

### Cantic order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

The cantic order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb is a lower symmetry construction of the rectified triangular tiling honeycomb,

### Runcic order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Runcic order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbols h3{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagrams
Cells {3,6}
{}x{3}
rr{3,6}
{3,6}
Faces Triangle {3}
Hexagon {6}
Vertex figure
Triangular cupola
Coxeter groups ${\displaystyle {\bar {V}}_{3}}$, [6,3[3]]
Properties Vertex-transitive

The runcic hexagonal tiling honeycomb, h3{6,3,6}, or .

### Runicantic order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb

Runcicantic order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
Type Paracompact uniform honeycomb
Schläfli symbols h2,3{6,3,6}
Coxeter diagrams
Cells tr{6,3}
{}x{3}
tr{3,6}
r{3,6}
Faces Triangle {3}
Square {4}
Hexagon {6}
Vertex figure
Coxeter groups ${\displaystyle {\bar {V}}_{3}}$, [6,3[3]]
Properties Vertex-transitive

The runcicantic order-6 hexagonal tiling honeycomb, h2,3{6,3,6}, or .