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en>Tamfang
(→‎Volume and surface area: I didn't notice before: this long derivation is valid only (if at all) for *hexagonal* antiprism)
 
en>Mark viking
(→‎Star antiprism: Better reference for antiprism)
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!bgcolor=#e7dcc3 colspan=2|Set of uniform antiprisms
 
!bgcolor=#e7dcc3 colspan=2|Set of uniform antiprisms
 
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|align=center colspan=2|[[image:Hexagonal antiprism.png|280px|Hexagonal antiprism]]<br>
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|align=center colspan=2|[[Image:Hexagonal antiprism.png|280px|Hexagonal antiprism]]<br>
 
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|bgcolor=#e7dcc3|Type||[[uniform polyhedron]]
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|bgcolor=#e7dcc3|[[Vertex configuration]]||3.3.3.''n''
 
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|bgcolor=#e7dcc3|[[Schläfli symbol]]||h<sub>0,1</sub>{2,2''n''}<br>s{2,''n''}
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|bgcolor=#e7dcc3|[[Schläfli symbol]]||s{2,2''n''}<br>sr{2,''n''}<BR>{ } &#x2a02; {n}
 
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|bgcolor=#e7dcc3|[[Coxeter–Dynkin diagram]]s||{{CDD|node_h|2x|node_h|2x|n|node}}<br>{{CDD|node_h|2x|node_h|n|node_h}}
 
|bgcolor=#e7dcc3|[[Coxeter–Dynkin diagram]]s||{{CDD|node_h|2x|node_h|2x|n|node}}<br>{{CDD|node_h|2x|node_h|n|node_h}}
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==Uniform antiprism==
 
==Uniform antiprism==
A '''[[Prismatic uniform polyhedron|uniform]] antiprism''' has, apart from the base faces, 2''n'' equilateral triangles as faces. As a class, the uniform antiprisms form an infinite series of vertex-uniform polyhedra, as do the uniform prisms. For {{nowrap|''n'' {{=}} 2}} we have as degenerate case the regular [[tetrahedron]], and for {{nowrap|''n'' {{=}} 3}} the non-degenerate regular [[octahedron]].
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A '''[[Prismatic uniform polyhedron|uniform]] antiprism''' has, apart from the base faces, 2''n'' equilateral triangles as faces. As a class, the uniform antiprisms form an infinite series of vertex-uniform polyhedra, as do the uniform prisms. For {{nowrap|''n'' {{=}} 2}} we have as degenerate case the regular [[tetrahedron]] as a ''digonal antiprism'', and for {{nowrap|''n'' {{=}} 3}} the non-degenerate regular [[octahedron]] as a ''triangular antiprism''.
  
 
The [[dual polyhedra]] of the antiprisms are the [[trapezohedra]]. Their existence was first discussed and their name was coined by [[Johannes Kepler]].
 
The [[dual polyhedra]] of the antiprisms are the [[trapezohedra]]. Their existence was first discussed and their name was coined by [[Johannes Kepler]].
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{{UniformAntiprisms}}
  
 
==Cartesian coordinates==
 
==Cartesian coordinates==
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The [[rotation group SO(3)|rotation group]] is D<sub>''n''</sub> of order 2''n'', except in the case of a tetrahedron, which has the larger rotation group T of order 12, which has three versions of D<sub>2</sub> as subgroups, and the octahedron, which has the larger rotation group O of order 24, which has four versions of D<sub>3</sub> as subgroups.
 
The [[rotation group SO(3)|rotation group]] is D<sub>''n''</sub> of order 2''n'', except in the case of a tetrahedron, which has the larger rotation group T of order 12, which has three versions of D<sub>2</sub> as subgroups, and the octahedron, which has the larger rotation group O of order 24, which has four versions of D<sub>3</sub> as subgroups.
  
==See also==
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== Star antiprism ==
{{UniformAntiprisms}}
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![[List of spherical symmetry groups|Symmetry group]]
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!colspan=4|Star forms
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!align=center| d<sub>5h</sub><BR>[2,5]<BR>(*225)
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| [[Image:Pentagrammic antiprism.png|64px]]<BR>[[Pentagrammic antiprism|3.3.3.5/2]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>5d</sub><BR>[2<sup>+</sup>,5]<BR>(2*5)
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| [[Image:Pentagrammic crossed antiprism.png|64px]]<BR>[[Pentagrammic crossed-antiprism|3.3.3.5/3]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>7h</sub><BR>[2,7]<BR>(*227)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 7-2.png|64px]]<BR>[[Heptagrammic antiprism (7/2)|3.3.3.7/2]]
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| [[Image:Antiprism 7-4.png|64px]]<BR>[[Heptagrammic crossed-antiprism|3.3.3.7/4]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>7d</sub><BR>[2<sup>+</sup>,7]<BR>(2*7)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 7-3.png|64px]]<BR>[[Heptagrammic antiprism (7/3)|3.3.3.7/3]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>8d</sub><BR>[2<sup>+</sup>,8]<BR>(2*8)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 8-3.png|64px]]<BR>[[Octagrammic antiprism|3.3.3.8/3]]
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| [[Image:Antiprism 8-5.png|64px]]<BR>[[Octagrammic crossed-antiprism|3.3.3.8/5]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>9h</sub><BR>[2,9]<BR>(*229)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 9-2.png|64px]]<BR>[[Enneagrammic antiprism (9/2)|3.3.3.9/2]]
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| [[Image:Antiprism 9-4.png|64px]]<BR>[[Enneagrammic antiprism (9/4)|3.3.3.9/4]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>9d</sub><BR>[2<sup>+</sup>,9]<BR>(2*9)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 9-5.png|64px]]<BR>[[Enneagrammic crossed-antiprism|3.3.3.9/5]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>10d</sub><BR>[2<sup>+</sup>,10]<BR>(2*10)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 10-3.png|64px]]<BR>[[Decagrammic antiprism|3.3.3.10/3]]
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>11h</sub><BR>[2,11]<BR>(*2.2.11)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 11-2.png|64px]]<BR>3.3.3.11/2
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| [[Image:Antiprism 11-4.png|64px]]<BR>3.3.3.11/4
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| [[Image:Antiprism 11-6.png|64px]]<BR>3.3.3.11/6
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>11d</sub><BR>[2<sup>+</sup>,11]<BR>(2*11)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 11-3.png|64px]]<BR>3.3.3.11/3
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| [[Image:Antiprism 11-5.png|64px]]<BR>3.3.3.11/5
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| [[Image:Antiprism 11-7.png|64px]]<BR>3.3.3.11/7
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|-
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!align=center| d<sub>12d</sub><BR>[2<sup>+</sup>,12]<BR>(2*12)
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| [[Image:Antiprism 12-5.png|64px]]<BR>[[Dodecagrammic antiprism|3.3.3.12/5]]
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| [[Image:Antiprism 12-7.png|64px]]<BR>[[Dodecagrammic crossed-antiprism|3.3.3.12/7]]
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|-
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| ...
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*[[Prism (geometry)|Prism]]
 
*[[Apeirogonal antiprism]]
 
*[[Apeirogonal antiprism]]
 
*[[Grand antiprism]] – a four dimensional polytope
 
*[[Grand antiprism]] – a four dimensional polytope
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*[[One World Trade Center]], a building consisting primarily of an elongated square antiprism<ref name=Kabai2013>{{cite web|last=Kabai|first=Sándor|title=One World Trade Center Antiprism|url=http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/OneWorldTradeCenterAntiprism/|publisher=Wolfram Demonstrations Project|accessdate=8 October 2013}}</ref>
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== References==
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* {{cite book | author= Anthony Pugh | year= 1976 | title= Polyhedra: A visual approach | publisher= University of California Press Berkeley | location= California | isbn= 0-520-03056-7  }} Chapter 2: Archimedean polyhedra, prisma and antiprisms
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{{reflist}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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{{Commonscat|Antiprisms}}
 
*{{MathWorld |urlname=Antiprism |title=Antiprism}}
 
*{{MathWorld |urlname=Antiprism |title=Antiprism}}
 
*{{GlossaryForHyperspace |anchor=Antiprism |title=Antiprism}}
 
*{{GlossaryForHyperspace |anchor=Antiprism |title=Antiprism}}
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[[Category:Uniform polyhedra]]
 
[[Category:Uniform polyhedra]]
 
[[Category:Prismatoid polyhedra]]
 
[[Category:Prismatoid polyhedra]]
 
[[ca:Antiprisma]]
 
[[el:Αντιπρίσμα]]
 
[[es:Antiprisma]]
 
[[eo:Kontraŭprismo]]
 
[[fr:Antiprisme]]
 
[[ko:엇각기둥]]
 
[[it:Antiprisma]]
 
[[nl:Antiprisma]]
 
[[ja:反角柱]]
 
[[no:Antiprisme]]
 
[[pl:Antygraniastosłup]]
 
[[pt:Antiprisma]]
 
[[ru:Антипризма]]
 
[[sl:Antiprizma]]
 
[[th:แอนติปริซึม]]
 
[[zh:反棱柱]]
 

Revision as of 04:05, 8 October 2013

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Set of uniform antiprisms
Hexagonal antiprism
Type uniform polyhedron
Faces 2 n-gons, 2n triangles
Edges 4n
Vertices 2n
Vertex configuration 3.3.3.n
Schläfli symbol s{2,2n}
sr{2,n}
{ } ⨂ {n}
Coxeter–Dynkin diagrams Template:CDD
Template:CDD
Symmetry group Dnd, [2+,2n], (2*n), order 4n
Rotation group Dn, [2,n]+, (22n), order 2n
Dual polyhedron trapezohedron
Properties convex, semi-regular vertex-transitive
Net Generalized antiprisim net.svg

In geometry, an n-sided antiprism is a polyhedron composed of two parallel copies of some particular n-sided polygon, connected by an alternating band of triangles. Antiprisms are a subclass of the prismatoids.

Antiprisms are similar to prisms except the bases are twisted relative to each other, and that the side faces are triangles, rather than quadrilaterals.

In the case of a regular n-sided base, one usually considers the case where its copy is twisted by an angle 180°/n. Extra regularity is obtained by the line connecting the base centers being perpendicular to the base planes, making it a right antiprism. As faces, it has the two n-gonal bases and, connecting those bases, 2n isosceles triangles.

Uniform antiprism

A uniform antiprism has, apart from the base faces, 2n equilateral triangles as faces. As a class, the uniform antiprisms form an infinite series of vertex-uniform polyhedra, as do the uniform prisms. For n = 2 we have as degenerate case the regular tetrahedron as a digonal antiprism, and for n = 3 the non-degenerate regular octahedron as a triangular antiprism.

The dual polyhedra of the antiprisms are the trapezohedra. Their existence was first discussed and their name was coined by Johannes Kepler.

Template:UniformAntiprisms

Cartesian coordinates

Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a right antiprism with n-gonal bases and isosceles triangles are

with k ranging from 0 to 2n−1; if the triangles are equilateral,

Volume and surface area

Let a be the edge-length of a uniform antiprism. Then the volume is

and the surface area is

Symmetry

The symmetry group of a right n-sided antiprism with regular base and isosceles side faces is Dnd of order 4n, except in the case of a tetrahedron, which has the larger symmetry group Td of order 24, which has three versions of D2d as subgroups, and the octahedron, which has the larger symmetry group Oh of order 48, which has four versions of D3d as subgroups.

The symmetry group contains inversion if and only if n is odd.

The rotation group is Dn of order 2n, except in the case of a tetrahedron, which has the larger rotation group T of order 12, which has three versions of D2 as subgroups, and the octahedron, which has the larger rotation group O of order 24, which has four versions of D3 as subgroups.

Star antiprism

Symmetry group Star forms
d5h
[2,5]
(*225)
Pentagrammic antiprism.png
3.3.3.5/2
d5d
[2+,5]
(2*5)
Pentagrammic crossed antiprism.png
3.3.3.5/3
d7h
[2,7]
(*227)
Antiprism 7-2.png
3.3.3.7/2
Antiprism 7-4.png
3.3.3.7/4
d7d
[2+,7]
(2*7)
Antiprism 7-3.png
3.3.3.7/3
d8d
[2+,8]
(2*8)
Antiprism 8-3.png
3.3.3.8/3
Antiprism 8-5.png
3.3.3.8/5
d9h
[2,9]
(*229)
Antiprism 9-2.png
3.3.3.9/2
Antiprism 9-4.png
3.3.3.9/4
d9d
[2+,9]
(2*9)
Antiprism 9-5.png
3.3.3.9/5
d10d
[2+,10]
(2*10)
Antiprism 10-3.png
3.3.3.10/3
d11h
[2,11]
(*2.2.11)
Antiprism 11-2.png
3.3.3.11/2
Antiprism 11-4.png
3.3.3.11/4
Antiprism 11-6.png
3.3.3.11/6
d11d
[2+,11]
(2*11)
Antiprism 11-3.png
3.3.3.11/3
Antiprism 11-5.png
3.3.3.11/5
Antiprism 11-7.png
3.3.3.11/7
d12d
[2+,12]
(2*12)
Antiprism 12-5.png
3.3.3.12/5
Antiprism 12-7.png
3.3.3.12/7
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References

  • {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=book }} Chapter 2: Archimedean polyhedra, prisma and antiprisms

External links

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