Archimedean solid


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Archimedean solid

[¦är·kə¦mēd·ē·ən ′säl·əd]
(mathematics)
One of 13 possible solids whose faces are all regular polygons, though not necessarily all of the same type, and whose polyhedral angles are all equal.
Also known as semiregular solid.
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Two different versions of a mathematics e-book were designed containing information about Platonic and Archimedean solids. The first version, PASE, mimicked e-books that adhere to a hypertextual book-metaphor.
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Archimedean solids also have identical vertices; however they are composed of two or more types of regular polygons.
Conway's simple notation can be used to derive the Archimedean solids and infinitely many other symmetric polyhedra.
The new technique generates a variety of known polyhedra, including most of the Archimedean solids, and infinitely many new ones.