Truncated octahedral prism

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Truncated octahedral prism
Type Prismatic uniform 4-polytope
Uniform index54
Schläfli symbol t0,1,3{3,4,2} or t{3,4}×{}
t0,1,2,3{3,3,2} or tr{3,3}×{}
Coxeter-Dynkin CDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 2.pngCDel node 1.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 2.pngCDel node 1.png
Cells16:
2 Truncated octahedron.png 4.6.6
6 Hexahedron.png {4,3}
8 Hexagonal prism.png {}x{6}
Faces64:
48 {4}
16 {6}
Edges96
Vertices48
Vertex figure Truncated octahedral prism vertex figure.png
Isosceles-triangular pyramid
Symmetry group [3,4,2], order 96
[3,3,2], order 48
Dual polytope Tetrakis hexahedral bipyramid
Properties convex

In 4-dimensional geometry, a truncated octahedral prism or omnitruncated tetrahedral prism is a convex uniform 4-polytope. This 4-polytope has 16 cells (2 truncated octahedra connected by 6 cubes, 8 hexagonal prisms.) It has 64 faces (48 squares and 16 hexagons), and 96 edges and 48 vertices.

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It has two symmetry constructions, one from the truncated octahedron, and one as an omnitruncation of the tetrahedron.

It is one of 18 uniform polyhedral prisms created by using uniform prisms to connect pairs of parallel Platonic solids and Archimedean solids.

Images

Truncated octahedral prism net.png
Net
Truncated octahedral prism.png
Schlegel diagram

Alternative names

The snub tetrahedral prism (also called an icosahedral prism), CDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 2.pngCDel node 1.png, sr{3,3}×{ }, is related to this polytope just like a snub tetrahedron (icosahedron), CDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.png is the alternation of the truncated octahedron in its tetrahedral symmetry CDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node 1.png. The snub tetrahedral prism has symmetry [(3,3)+,2], order 24, although as an icosahedral prism, its full symmetry is [5,3,2], order 240.

Also related, the full snub tetrahedral antiprism or omnisnub tetrahedral antiprism is defined as an alternation of an omnitruncated tetrahedral prism, represented by = ht0,1,2,3{3,3,2}, or CDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 2.pngCDel node h.png, although it cannot be constructed as a uniform 4-polytope. It can also be seen as an alternated truncated octahedral prism or pyritohedral icosahedral antiprism, CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 2.pngCDel node h.png. It has 2 icosahedra connected by 6 tetrahedra and 8 octahedra, with 24 irregular tetrahedra in the alternated gaps. In total it has 40 cells, 112 triangular faces, 96 edges, and 24 vertices. It has [4,(3,2)+] symmetry, order 48, and also [3,3,2]+ symmetry, order 24.

A construction exists with two regular icosahedra in snub positions with two edge lengths in a ratio of around 0.831 : 1.

Omnisnub tetrahedral antiprism vertex figure.png
Vertex figure for the omnisnub tetrahedral antiprism

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