New things: Hyperbolic honeycombs.

Originally shared by Henry Segerman

New things: Hyperbolic honeycombs. These sculptures are joint work with Roice Nelson and show various tilings of 3-dimensional hyperbolic space.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzzJGeiucNg

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  1. At the back one sees {6,3,4}, and in the front, {4,3,5} and its dual {5,3,4}.  The {4,3,5} contains the vertices of the {5,3,4}, but the cubes are the same size as one might inscribe in the dodecahedra of {5,3,4}.  The order of resolution is about 16.

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  2. Hi Wendy. The one in the back is a {6,3,3}.  I'm curious, what do you mean by "the order of resolution"?

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  3. You'e right about {6,3,3}. The order of resolution is a measure of the edge detail, something to do with the mean horocyclic diameter squared, in terms of sextants. They're ideas from my Hyperbolic geometry without the tears.

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  4. Thanks, can you point me to your hyperbolic geometry without the tears?

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  5. At the moment, no. It,s based on the idea that if you use a euclidean ruler in hyperbolic space, you can do euclidean geometry. But the intersect between euclidean and hyperbolic geometries is a circle. So most of the trick is to draw a chain of circles. The actual rulers measure the square of distances, which greatly simplifies the maths.

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