Coloring Polyhedra with Four Colors
Requires a Wolfram Notebook System
Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products.
This Demonstration provides exercises of coloring polyhedra with four colors. A proper coloring of a polyhedron colors the faces of so that no two faces that meet along an edge have the same color. According to the four-color theorem, four colors suffice for a planar map or a simply connected polyhedron (one where any closed path on the surface can be contracted to a point).[more]
Antiprisms can be colored by two colors.
The first color selected in a column is the one that applies.[less]
Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (September 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
"Coloring Polyhedra with Four Colors"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: September 4 2014