[next] [prev] [up] Date: Wed, 31 Dec 80 11:15:00 -0500 (EST)
[next] [prev] [up] From: David C. Plummer <DCP@MIT-MC >
~~~ ~~~ [up] Subject: the higher order SPHERE slices

Sigh, my goemetry needs to be zapped back into working order. I
really did mean icosahedron instead of dodecahedron (they both
have 12 faces). I was originally thinking of the fixed axes
pointing at the center faces, but pointing at the vertices is an
interesting idea. I shall have to think about it a little.

About the general case: "slice a sphere a buncha times." Holding
it together is REALLY the tricky part. Consider the 7x7x7 CUBE.
Do a 45 degree clockwise rotation on the top face (half a quarter
twist). The problem is that the ENTIRE FRU corner cubie
COMPLETELY hangs over the front face. This means that the 3-D
jigsaw-puzzle idea that keeps the 3x3x3 cube together will not
work on order 7 and higher order CUBES.

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