A 3D projection of the 24-cell, one of the 6 regular polytopes in four dimensions.

4D Polytopes (or polychora) are the 4-dimensional analogous of the 2D polygons and 3D polyhedra.

Regular polychora are composed of a finite set of cells (polyhedra), all regular and alike, surrounding each edge in an identical way.

We cannot see a 4D polytope, but we can project it in 3D (in the same way as we make a flat drawing of a polyhedron).

The 24-cell is composed of 24 regular octahedra.

This is a special central projection (perspective) of the polytope, in which no cells or edges intersect each other. It is also called a Schlegel diagram.

Dimensions

IN: 2.218 w x 2.218 d x 2.218 h
CM: 5.634 w x 5.634 d x 5.634 h

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Brilliant!
March 18, 2010, 11:59 am
 
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