Vector Equilbrium Resource

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Check out this great resource I found on Vector Equilbrium:

Vector Equilibrium and its Transformation Pathways

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  1. The structure remains coherent in what ever way it is twisted and in whatever configuration it takes
  2. Some configurations are more elegantly symmetrical and reveal this unity more clearly
  3. This unity acquires special significance when the structure is in any of the classical three-dimensional configurations: tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron (known as the Platonic solids), or vector equilibrium (an Archimedian solid) also known as cuboctahedron
  4. Vector equilibrium: can be folded up to a single triangle configuration beyond which it can be reduced no further by "conventional" manipulation
  5. In contrast to many other configurations, a few can be kept with the application of force at only one point. These include: tetrahedron, square pyramid, double square pyramid (force at common vertex), double tetrahedron (force at common vertex)

Posted by Jonah Dempcy at 1:29 AM  


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