Enneagonal antiprism

Uniform enneagonal antiprism
Enneagonal antiprism.png
Type Prismatic uniform polyhedron
Elements F = 20, E = 36
V = 18 (χ = 2)
Faces by sides 18{3}+2{9}
Schläfli symbol s{2,18}
Wythoff symbol | 2 2 9
Coxeter diagram CDel node h.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 18.pngCDel node.png
CDel node h.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 9.pngCDel node h.png
Symmetry group D9d, [2+,18], (2*9), order 36
Rotation group D9, [9,2]+, (922), order 18
References U77(g)
Dual Enneagonal trapezohedron
Properties convex
Enneagonal antiprism vertfig.png
Vertex figure

In geometry, the enneagonal antiprism (or nonagonal antiprism) is one in an infinite set of convex antiprisms formed by triangle sides and two regular polygon caps, in this case two enneagons.

Antiprisms are similar to prisms except the bases are twisted relative to each other, and that the side faces are triangles, rather than quadrilaterals.

In the case of a regular 9-sided base, one usually considers the case where its copy is twisted by an angle 180°/n. Extra regularity is obtained by the line connecting the base centers being perpendicular to the base planes, making it a right antiprism. As faces, it has the two n-gonal bases and, connecting those bases, 2n isosceles triangles.

If faces are all regular, it is a semiregular polyhedron.

See alsoEdit

Family of uniform n-gonal antiprisms
Antiprism name Digonal antiprism (Trigonal)
Triangular antiprism
Square antiprism
Pentagonal antiprism Hexagonal antiprism Heptagonal antiprism Octagonal antiprism Enneagonal antiprism Decagonal antiprism Hendecagonal antiprism Dodecagonal antiprism ... Apeirogonal antiprism
Polyhedron image                       ...
Spherical tiling image               Plane tiling image  
Vertex config. ... ∞.3.3.3

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