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Order-3-6 heptagonal honeycomb
Type Regular honeycomb
Schläfli symbol {7,3,6}
{7,3[3]}
Coxeter diagram CDel node 1.pngCDel 7.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 6.pngCDel node.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 7.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 6.pngCDel node h0.png = CDel node 1.pngCDel 7.pngCDel node.pngCDel split1.pngCDel branch.png
Cells {7,3} Heptagonal tiling.svg
Faces {7}
Vertex figure {3,6}
Dual {6,3,7}
Coxeter group [7,3,6]
[7,3[3]]
Properties Regular

In the geometry of hyperbolic 3-space, the order-3-6 heptagonal honeycomb a regular space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb). Each infinite cell consists of a heptagonal tiling whose vertices lie on a 2-hypercycle, each of which has a limiting circle on the ideal sphere.

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GeometryEdit

The Schläfli symbol of the order-3-6 heptagonal honeycomb is {7,3,6}, with six heptagonal tilings meeting at each edge. The vertex figure of this honeycomb is an triangular tiling, {3,6}.

It has a quasiregular construction,      , which can be seen as alternately colored cells.

 
Poincaré disk model
 
Ideal surface

Related polytopes and honeycombsEdit

It is a part of a series of regular polytopes and honeycombs with {p,3,6} Schläfli symbol, and triangular tiling vertex figures.

Hyperbolic uniform honeycombs: {p,3,6} and {p,3[3]}

Form Paracompact Noncompact
Name {3,3,6}
{3,3[3]}
{4,3,6}
{4,3[3]}
{5,3,6}
{5,3[3]}
{6,3,6}
{6,3[3]}
{7,3,6}
{7,3[3]}
{8,3,6}
{8,3[3]}
... {∞,3,6}
{∞,3[3]}
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
Image              
Cells  
{3,3}
     
 
{4,3}
     
 
{5,3}
     
 
{6,3}
     
 
{7,3}
     
 
{8,3}
     
 
{∞,3}
     

Order-3-6 octagonal honeycombEdit

Order-3-6 octagonal honeycomb
Type Regular honeycomb
Schläfli symbol {8,3,6}
{8,3[3]}
Coxeter diagram        
        =      
Cells {8,3}  
Faces Octagon {8}
Vertex figure triangular tiling {3,6}
Dual {6,3,8}
Coxeter group [8,3,6]
[8,3[3]]
Properties Regular

In the geometry of hyperbolic 3-space, the order-3-6 octagonal honeycomb a regular space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb). Each infinite cell consists of an order-6 octagonal tiling whose vertices lie on a 2-hypercycle, each of which has a limiting circle on the ideal sphere.

The Schläfli symbol of the order-3-6 octagonal honeycomb is {8,3,6}, with six octagonal tilings meeting at each edge. The vertex figure of this honeycomb is a triangular tiling, {3,6}.

It has a quasiregular construction,      , which can be seen as alternately colored cells.

 
Poincaré disk model

Order-3-6 apeirogonal honeycombEdit

Order-3-6 apeirogonal honeycomb
Type Regular honeycomb
Schläfli symbol {∞,3,6}
{∞,3[3]}
Coxeter diagram        
        =      
Cells {∞,3}  
Faces Apeirogon {∞}
Vertex figure triangular tiling {3,6}
Dual {6,3,∞}
Coxeter group [∞,3,6]
[∞,3[3]]
Properties Regular

In the geometry of hyperbolic 3-space, the order-3-6 apeirogonal honeycomb a regular space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb). Each infinite cell consists of an order-3 apeirogonal tiling whose vertices lie on a 2-hypercycle, each of which has a limiting circle on the ideal sphere.

The Schläfli symbol of the order-3-6 apeirogonal honeycomb is {∞,3,6}, with six order-3 apeirogonal tilings meeting at each edge. The vertex figure of this honeycomb is a triangular tiling, {3,6}.

 
Poincaré disk model
 
Ideal surface

It has a quasiregular construction,      , which can be seen as alternately colored cells.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd. ed., Dover Publications, 1973. ISBN 0-486-61480-8. (Tables I and II: Regular polytopes and honeycombs, pp. 294–296)
  • The Beauty of Geometry: Twelve Essays (1999), Dover Publications, LCCN 99-35678, ISBN 0-486-40919-8 (Chapter 10, Regular Honeycombs in Hyperbolic Space) Table III
  • Jeffrey R. Weeks The Shape of Space, 2nd edition ISBN 0-8247-0709-5 (Chapters 16–17: Geometries on Three-manifolds I,II)
  • George Maxwell, Sphere Packings and Hyperbolic Reflection Groups, JOURNAL OF ALGEBRA 79,78-97 (1982) [1]
  • Hao Chen, Jean-Philippe Labbé, Lorentzian Coxeter groups and Boyd-Maxwell ball packings, (2013)[2]
  • Visualizing Hyperbolic Honeycombs arXiv:1511.02851 Roice Nelson, Henry Segerman (2015)

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