The cube (or hexahedron)
is one of the five Platonic solids.
A regular, convex polyhedron wich have six faces.
In three-dimensional space
, a Platonic solid
is a regular
, convex polyhedron
. It is constructed by congruent
regular polygonal faces with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex.
Five solids meet those criteria, and each is named after its number of faces.
(four faces), Cube
(or hexahedron) (six faces), Octahedron
have studied the mathematical beauty
of the Platonic solids for thousands of years.
They are named for the ancient Greek philosopher Plato
who theorized in his dialogue, the Timaeus
, that the classical elements
were made of these regular solids.