Kepler's Rhombic Solids

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Kepler discovered his rhombic solids as the convex hulls of compounds of a Platonic solid and its dual. The rhombic dodecahedron derives from the cube-octahedron compound; the triacontahedron derives from the dodecahedron-icosahedron compound; and the cube from the stella octangula. The nets of the compounds are also shown.

Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (July 2014)
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[1] P. R. Cromwell, Polyhedra, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997 pp. 152–153.

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