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Electronic Geometry Model No. 2000.09.009


Ulrich Reitebuch


The octahedron is one of the five Platonic solids.

The octahedron has 6 vertices, 8 faces and 12 edges, the dual solid is the cube. Here the distance from vertex to center point is scaled to 1.

Model produced with: JavaView 2.00.005

Keywords octahedron; Platonic solid; regular polyhedron
MSC-2000 Classification 51M20
Zentralblatt No. 01683013


  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, http://www.math.tu-berlin.de/diskregeom/polymake/doc/.
  5. Konrad Polthier and Samy Khadem and Eike Preuss and Ulrich Reitebuch: JavaView Home Page, http://www.javaview.de/.


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