Cyclotruncated 8-simplex honeycomb

In eight-dimensional Euclidean geometry, the cyclotruncated 8-simplex honeycomb is a space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb). The tessellation fills space by 8-simplex, truncated 8-simplex, bitruncated 8-simplex, tritruncated 8-simplex, and quadritruncated 8-simplex facets. These facet types occur in proportions of 2:2:2:2:1 respectively in the whole honeycomb.

Cyclotruncated 8-simplex honeycomb
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TypeUniform honeycomb
FamilyCyclotruncated simplectic honeycomb
Schläfli symbolt0,1{3[9]}
Coxeter diagram
8-face types{37} , t0,1{37}
t1,2{37} , t2,3{37}
Vertex figureElongated 7-simplex antiprism
Symmetry×2, [[3[9]]]


It can be constructed by nine sets of parallel hyperplanes that divide space. The hyperplane intersections generate cyclotruncated 7-simplex honeycomb divisions on each hyperplane.

This honeycomb is one of 45 unique uniform honeycombs[1] constructed by the Coxeter group. The symmetry can be multiplied by the ring symmetry of the Coxeter diagrams:

See also

Regular and uniform honeycombs in 8-space:



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    • (Paper 22) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, [Math. Zeit. 46 (1940) 380-407, MR 2,10] (1.9 Uniform space-fillings)
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Fundamental convex regular and uniform honeycombs in dimensions 2-9
Space Family / /
E2 Uniform tiling {3[3]} δ3 hδ3 qδ3 Hexagonal
E3 Uniform convex honeycomb {3[4]} δ4 hδ4 qδ4
E4 Uniform 4-honeycomb {3[5]} δ5 hδ5 qδ5 24-cell honeycomb
E5 Uniform 5-honeycomb {3[6]} δ6 hδ6 qδ6
E6 Uniform 6-honeycomb {3[7]} δ7 hδ7 qδ7 222
E7 Uniform 7-honeycomb {3[8]} δ8 hδ8 qδ8 133331
E8 Uniform 8-honeycomb {3[9]} δ9 hδ9 qδ9 152251521
E9 Uniform 9-honeycomb {3[10]} δ10 hδ10 qδ10
En-1 Uniform (n-1)-honeycomb {3[n]} δn hδn qδn 1k22k1k21
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