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3D Model of 16 saturated vertex-to-vertex unit tetrahedra
Author

Darrell Plank
Revision date

2008-12-15
Description

This notebook creates the arrangement of 16 tetrahedra described in the article "Saturated Vertex-to-Vertex Packings of Unit Tetrahedra" by Heiko Harborth and Meinhard Moller in the 10-07 issue of Geombinatorics.

This structure is the smallest known structure of tetrahedra where each vertex of a tetrahedra makes contact with the vertex of one other tetrahedron and there are no other contacts made. This arrangement contains 16 tetrahedra.


Subjects

*Mathematics > Geometry > Solid Geometry
*Mathematics > Recreational Mathematics
Keywords

tetrahedra vertex-to-vertex packing
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