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Electronic Geometry Model No. 2000.09.022


Ulrich Reitebuch


The truncated octahedron is one of the thirteen Archimedean solids.

The truncated octahedron has 24 vertices, 14 faces and 36 edges. It is generated by truncating the vertices of a octahedron at 1/3 edge-length. Here the distance from vertex to center point is scaled to 1; the edge-length is sqrt(2/5).

Model produced with: JavaView 2.00.005

Keywords truncated octahedron; Archimedean solid; polyhedron
MSC-2000 Classification 51M20
Zentralblatt No. 01683026


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  3. Alan Holden: Shape, Space and Symmetry, Columbia University Press New York/London (1971).
  4. Michael Joswig, Ewgenij Gawrilow: Polymake,
  5. Konrad Polthier and Samy Khadem and Eike Preuss and 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