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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
 
The '''tetrakaidecahedron''' is a polyhedron studied in conjunction with foams and minimal surface area, space-filling shapes. The tetrakaidecahedron has 14 faces (6 quadrilateral and 8 hexagonal) and 24 vertices.
 
The '''tetrakaidecahedron''' is a polyhedron studied in conjunction with foams and minimal surface area, space-filling shapes. The tetrakaidecahedron has 14 faces (6 quadrilateral and 8 hexagonal) and 24 vertices.
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Revision as of 22:52, 27 November 2009

Definition

The tetrakaidecahedron is a polyhedron studied in conjunction with foams and minimal surface area, space-filling shapes. The tetrakaidecahedron has 14 faces (6 quadrilateral and 8 hexagonal) and 24 vertices.

Tetrakaidecahedron.png

References

Kelvin's Ideal Foam Structure http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2004/may/06/research.science1 http://mathworld.wolfram.com/KelvinsConjecture.html http://zapatopi.net/blog/?post=200407047160.make_your_own_kelvin_cells