Three-parameter model transformations of the Tetrahedron. Extreme distributions.
- Roman Chijner
Three parameters are used to transform Tetrahedron faces: t - for truncating, q-similarity transformations, α-angle rotation of faces. With these parameters, using the well-known Expansion and Snub operations applied to a polyhedron, you can explore various polyhedra and get a number of Archimedean Solids. The p (distance sum) is defined here as the ratio of the sum of all pairwise distances between the vertices of the polyhedron to the number of these pairs and the radius of circumscribed sphere. Value p can be given the meaning of the mean distance between the vertices of a polyhedron on a unit sphere. There are three parameters that are used for two maximizations of the average distance between vertexes. Difference: in the first case, the angle rotation of faces is fixed(α=0). The buttons should be pressed (iterations) until precision-the difference between the two subsequent values is 10-15. Case 5 corresponds to the first maximization, Case 6- to the second. Iterations are very slow on-line. It is preferable to carry out them off-line for the desktop version. Case 5 is an extreme distribution: ΔφGM=0x100 rad, but Case 6, as can be seen from the table, is not: ΔφGM=2.78x10-3 rad.