Hey! Scientist found a new shape!

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by MeAgain, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice I Am Only An Egg Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Pentahedroids are cool too. They are the 4-D analogue of the tetrahedron.


  2. Dude, listen to yourself, computers are fairly new to biology?....in 2018?
  3. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Biology as a science started at the turn of the century.....the 18th to 19th century.
    Computers are relatively recent.
  4. egger

    egger Member

  5. egger

    egger Member

    A distinguishing feature of a scutoid is the presence of at least one vertex between basal planes. The prism, frustrum, and prismatoid do not have such a feature.

    Scutoid - Wikipedia

    A scutoid is a geometric solid between two parallel surfaces. The boundary of each of the surfaces (and of all the other parallel surfaces between them) is a polygon, and the vertices of the two end polygons are joined by either a curve or a Y-shaped connection. Scutoids present at least one vertex between these two planes. Scutoids are not necessarily convex, and lateral faces are not necessarily planar, so several scutoids can pack together to fill all the space between the two parallel surfaces. They may be more generally described as a mix between a frustum and a prismatoid, both of which are modeled in a diagram to the right.[1][2]

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