Coloring Polyhedra with Four Colors

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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).


Antiprisms can be colored by two colors.

The first color selected in a column is the one that applies.


Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (September 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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