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Re:Leaf 3d printed

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Natural Brass
Re:Leaf 3d printed
Re:Leaf 3d printed

Not a Photo


3D printed in pure brass in its natural state with a slightly rough antique finish.

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Product Description

This design is inspired by the appearance of plant cells under a microscope.

Counting the thin, oval-shaped holes in this object in three separate ways reveals some of the fundamental equations underlying the Platonic solids:

Each face contains three ovals (and every oval belongs to exactly one face), giving a total of 3F. There are two ovals per edge, giving a total of 2E. Each vertex is surrounded by five ovals (and every oval belongs to exactly one vertex), giving a total of 5V ovals. 

For a general Platonic solid whose faces have p sides with q faces meeting at each vertex, these equations become pF = 2E = qV. Combined with the Euler characteristic, these equations are instrumental in one proof that the five familiar Platonic solids are in fact the only possible ones. 

What's in the box:
2.61 x 2.61 x 2.61 cm
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1.03 x 1.03 x 1.03 inches
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