Small dodecahemicosacron

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Small dodecahemicosacron
Small dodecahemicosacron.png
Type Star polyhedron
Elements F = 30, E = 60
V = 22 (χ = −8)
Symmetry group Ih, [5,3], *532
Index references DU62
dual polyhedron Small dodecahemicosahedron

In geometry, the small dodecahemicosacron is the dual of the small dodecahemicosahedron, and is one of nine dual hemipolyhedra. It appears visually indistinct from the great dodecahemicosacron.

Since the hemipolyhedra have faces passing through the center, the dual figures have corresponding vertices at infinity; properly, on the real projective plane at infinity.[1] In Magnus Wenninger's Dual Models, they are represented with intersecting prisms, each extending in both directions to the same vertex at infinity, in order to maintain symmetry. In practice the model prisms are cut off at a certain point that is convenient for the maker. Wenninger suggested these figures are members of a new class of stellation figures, called stellation to infinity. However, he also suggested that strictly speaking they are not polyhedra because their construction does not conform to the usual definitions.

Since the small dodecahemicosahedron has ten hexagonal faces passing through the model center, it can be seen as having ten vertices at infinity.

See also[edit]

  • Hemi-icosahedron - The ten vertices at infinity correspond directionally to the 10 vertices of this abstract polyhedron.


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