Rotated Reuleaux Triangle - 4 cm

by pdelhaye
  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

    $35.67
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It is obvious that spheres have a constant height, independent of the orientation.

More surprising are so called Meissner bodies, which have the same properties. A special case of a Meissner body is a rotated Reuleaux triangle, which has the smallest volume of all Meissner bodies (in contrast to a sphere with the biggest volume).

This model is hollow, with additional inner structure for higher stability. The height is 4 cm. A glass plate can "roll" on top of 3 rotated Reuleaux triangles without moving up and down. Ideal toy for mathematics and physics demonstrations.

Dimensions

IN: 1.578 w x 1.578 d x 1.575 h
CM: 4.008 w x 4.008 d x 4 h

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