Truncated square antiprism

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Truncated square antiprism
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TypeTruncated antiprism
Schläfli symbol ts{2,8}
tsr{4,2} or
Conway notation tA4
Faces18: 2 {8}, 8 {6}, 8 {4}
Symmetry group D4d, [2+,8], (2*4), order 16
Rotation group D4, [2,4]+, (224), order 8
Dual polyhedron
Propertiesconvex, zonohedron

The truncated square antiprism one in an infinite series of truncated antiprisms, constructed as a truncated square antiprism. It has 18 faces, 2 octagons, 8 hexagons, and 8 squares.

Truncation (geometry) operation that cuts polytope vertices, creating a new facet in place of each vertex

In geometry, a truncation is an operation in any dimension that cuts polytope vertices, creating a new facet in place of each vertex. The term originates from Kepler's names for the Archimedean solids.

Square antiprism decahedron

In geometry, the square antiprism is the second in an infinite set of antiprisms formed by an even-numbered sequence of triangle sides closed by two polygon caps. It is also known as an anticube.


Gyroelongated triamond square bicupola

If the hexagons are folded, it can be constructed by regular polygons. Or each folded hexagon can be replaced by two triamonds, adding 8 edges (56), and 4 faces (32). This form is called a gyroelongated triamond square bicupola. [1]

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Truncated antiprisms
SymmetryD2d, [2+,4], (2*2)D3d, [2+,6], (2*3)D4d, [2+,8], (2*4)D5d, [2+,10], (2*5)
Antiprisms Digonal antiprism.png
CDel node h.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
(v:4; e:8; f:6)
Trigonal antiprism.png
CDel node h.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 6.pngCDel node.png
(v:6; e:12; f:8)
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CDel node h.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 8.pngCDel node.png
(v:8; e:16; f:10)
Pentagonal antiprism.png
CDel node h.pngCDel 2x.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 10.pngCDel node.png
(v:10; e:20; f:12)
Truncated digonal antiprism.png
Truncated octahedron prismatic symmetry.png
(v:24; e:36; f:14)
Truncated square antiprism.png
(v:32; e:48; f:18)
Truncated pentagonal antiprism.png
(v:40; e:60; f:22)

Snub square antiprism

Although it can't be made by all regular planar faces, its alternation is the Johnson solid, the snub square antiprism.

Alternation (geometry) operation on a polyhedron or tiling that removes alternate vertices

In geometry, an alternation or partial truncation, is an operation on a polygon, polyhedron, tiling, or higher dimensional polytope that removes alternate vertices.

Johnson solid convex polyhedron, each face of which is a regular polygon

In geometry, a Johnson solid is a strictly convex polyhedron, which is not uniform, and each face of which is a regular polygon. There is no requirement that each face must be the same polygon, or that the same polygons join around each vertex. An example of a Johnson solid is the square-based pyramid with equilateral sides (J1); it has 1 square face and 4 triangular faces.

Snub square antiprism Johnson solid

In geometry, the snub square antiprism is one of the Johnson solids (J85). A Johnson solid is one of 92 strictly convex polyhedra that have regular faces but are not uniform. They were named by Norman Johnson, who first listed these polyhedra in 1966.

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