Rhombicosidodecahedron EG-Models Home

image rhombicosidodecahedron_Preview.gif
Electronic Geometry Model No. 2000.09.013


Ulrich Reitebuch


The rhombicosidodecahedron is one of the thirteen Archimedean solids.

The rhombicosidodecahedron has 60 vertices, 62 faces and 120 edges. It is generated by truncating the vertices and edges of an icosahedron or of an dodecahedron. Here the distance from vertex to center point is scaled to 1; the edge-length is 2sqrt((11-4sqrt(5))/41).

The coordinates of the rhombicosidodecahedron where computed with polymake. The planes with normals showing to the icosahedron vertices with distance 3sqrt((15+2sqrt(5))/205) and the planes with normals showing to the icosidodecahedron with distance sqrt((19+8sqrt(5))/41) to the center point where intersected, 60 of the 80 intersection points are the vertices of the rhombicosidodecahedron.

Model produced with: JavaView 2.00.005

Keywords rhombicosidodecahedron; Archimedean solid; polyhedron
MSC-2000 Classification 51M20
Zentralblatt No. 01683017


  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