Compound of ten tetrahedra
The compound of ten tetrahedra is one of the five regular polyhedral compounds. This polyhedron can be seen as either a stellation of the icosahedron or a compound. This compound was first described by Edmund Hess in 1876.
|Compound of ten tetrahedra|
(As a compound)
F = 40, E = 60, V = 20
|Symmetry group||icosahedral (Ih)|
|Subgroup restricting to one constituent||chiral tetrahedral (T)|
It can be seen as a faceting of a regular dodecahedron.
As a compound
The compound of five tetrahedra represents two chiral halves of this compound (it can therefore be seen as a "compound of two compounds of five tetrahedra").
It has a density of higher than 1.
As a stellation
|Stellation diagram||Stellation core||Convex hull|
As a facetting
As a simple polyhedron
If it is treated as a simple non-convex polyhedron without self-intersecting surfaces, it has 180 faces (120 triangles and 60 concave quadrilaterals), 122 vertices (60 with degree 3, 30 with degree 4, 12 with degree 5, and 20 with degree 12), and 300 edges, giving an Euler characteristic of 122-300+180 = +2.
- Regular polytopes, p.98
- Wenninger, Magnus (1974). Polyhedron Models. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-09859-9.
- Coxeter, Harold Scott MacDonald; Du Val, P.; Flather, H. T.; Petrie, J. F. (1999). The fifty-nine icosahedra (3rd ed.). Tarquin. ISBN 978-1-899618-32-3. MR 0676126. (1st Edn University of Toronto (1938))
- H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, (3rd edition, 1973), Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8, 3.6 The five regular compounds, pp.47-50, 6.2 Stellating the Platonic solids, pp.96-104
- Weisstein, Eric W. "Tetrahedron 10-Compound". MathWorld.
- VRML model:
- Compounds of 5 and 10 Tetrahedra by Sándor Kabai, The Wolfram Demonstrations Project.
- Klitzing, Richard. "3D compound".
|Notable stellations of the icosahedron|
|Regular||Uniform duals||Regular compounds||Regular star||Others|
|(Convex) icosahedron||Small triambic icosahedron||Medial triambic icosahedron||Great triambic icosahedron||Compound of five octahedra||Compound of five tetrahedra||Compound of ten tetrahedra||Great icosahedron||Excavated dodecahedron||Final stellation|
|The stellation process on the icosahedron creates a number of related polyhedra and compounds with icosahedral symmetry.|