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Unfolding Polyhedron Nets
A polyhedron can be unfolded from a series of connected faces in 3D to form a net of faces in a single plane. Two of the simplest polyhedra, the cube and tetrahedron, are presented here for interactive unfolding.
Contributed by:
Jon McLoone
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Tetrahedron
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"
Unfolding Polyhedron Nets
" from
the Wolfram Demonstrations Project
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/UnfoldingPolyhedronNets/
Contributed by:
Jon McLoone
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