# triangular prism

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## triangular prism

[trī¦aŋ·gyə·lər ′priz·əm]
(mathematics)
A prism whose bases are triangles.
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Because of this, a new design option for RRs could involve a right triangular prism (RTP) to be formed by two geometrical transformations of the unit cube: i) -45[degrees] rotation around X-axis to be followed by ii) scaling the length along Y-axis.
Cubic limestone and limestone triangular prisms, although not being significantly different among themselves, differed significantly from all other limestone shapes in presenting more exposed surface area as a function of volume.
Such a difference may exist because the candle is more closely related to Wii, and the triangular prism is viewed as a scientific artifact, which is not closely related to the game.
FIGURE 8 Patterns in prisms Number of Sides for the Number of Number of Number of Name of Shape Base Faces Vertices Edges Triangular prism 3 (5) (6) (9) Rectangular prism 4 (6) (8) (12) Pentagonal prism 5 (7) (10) (15) Hexagonal prism 6 (8) (12) (18) n-gonal prism n (n + 2) (n * 2) (n * 3)
We all found that the cylinder would print a circle for its footprint, that the rectangular prism would print a rectangle, that the triangular prism would print a triangle, and that the cube would print a square.
She also presented a square pyramid and a triangular prism and noted that these forms were not perfect solids.
The teacher requests that students work either individually or in groups to make a "house" from interlocking plastic shapes; students are then asked to indicate and name the basic three-dimensional shapes of which it is composed--possibly a cube and a triangular prism.
Created from 24 triangular prisms that are attached face to face and able to rotate 360 degrees, this puzzle can be transformed into any shape
The nanoworld menagerie now displays rings, cubes, tetrapods, triangular prisms, acorns, centipedes, shells, whiskers, and other exotic constructions.
Because this new low-ink-sensing mechanism is able to "see" how much ink is left using plastic triangular prisms placed in each tank, accuracy is far better than other methods currently in use, which attempt to count the drops of ink as they travel through each printhead.
Chocolate boxes also come in a range of regular shapes including rectangular and triangular prisms as well as irregular shapes.
She and her friends had played initially with cubes, rectangular prisms (cuboids), cylinders, and triangular prisms, in two sizes and four colors, to find out all about them.

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