• Author : Sunil Tanna
• Release Date : 26 October 2014
• Publisher : CreateSpace
• Genre : Uncategorized
• Pages : 82
• ISBN 13 : 150308485X

## Amazing Math Book Summary

This book is a guide to the 5 Platonic solids (regular tetrahedron, cube, regular octahedron, regular dodecahedron, and regular icosahedron). These solids are important in mathematics, in nature, and are the only 5 convex regular polyhedra that exist. Topics covered include: What the Platonic solids are The history of the discovery of Platonic solids The common features of all Platonic solids The geometrical details of each Platonic solid Examples of where each type of Platonic solid occurs in nature How we know there are only five types of Platonic solid (geometric proof) A topological proof that there are only five types of Platonic solid What are dual polyhedrons What is the dual polyhedron for each of the Platonic solids The relationships between each Platonic solid and its dual polyhedron How to calculate angles in Platonic solids using trigonometric formulae The relationship between spheres and Platonic solids How to calculate the surface area of a Platonic solid How to calculate the volume of a Platonic solid Also included is a brief introduction to some other interesting types of polyhedra - prisms, antiprisms, Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra, Archimedean solids, Catalan solids, Johnson solids, and deltahedra. Some familiarity with basic trigonometry and very basic algebra (high school level) will allow you to get the most out of this book - but in order to make this book accessible to as many people as possible, it does include a brief recap on some necessary basic concepts from trigonometry.

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