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Electronic Geometry Model No. 2000.09.006


Ulrich Reitebuch


The cube is one of the five Platonic solids.

The cube has 8 vertices, 6 faces and 12 edges, the dual solid is the octahedron. Here the distance from vertex to center point is scaled to 1. Thus all coordinates of the cube have the absolute value of sqrt(3)/3.

Model produced with: JavaView 2.00.005

Keywords cube; Platonic solid; regular polyhedron
MSC-2000 Classification 51M20
Zentralblatt No. 01683010


  1. H. S. M. Coxeter: Regular Polytopes, Collier-Macmillan Ltd. London (1963).
  2. Magnus J. Wenniger: Polyhedron Models, Cambridge University Press (1970).
  3. Alan Holden: Shape, Space and Symmetry, Columbia University Press New York/London (1971).
  4. Michael Joswig, Ewgenij Gawrilow: Polymake,
  5. Konrad Polthier, Samy Khadem, Eike Preuss, Ulrich Reitebuch: JavaView Home Page,


Submission information

Submitted: Fri Sep 1 16:24:12 MET 2000.
Accepted: Thu Oct 25 14:19:08 MDT 2001.

Author's Address

Ulrich Reitebuch
Technische Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik, MA 8-5
Straße des 17. Juni 136
D-10623 Berlin, Germany