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Publications [#243910] of Ezra Miller
Papers Published
 Miller, EN, Icosahedra constructed from congruent triangles,
Discrete and Computanional Geometry, vol. 24 no. 23
(2000),
pp. 437451 (The Branko Grünbaum birthday issue.) [MR2001d:52021]
(last updated on 2017/12/18)
Abstract: It is possible to construct a figure in three dimensions which is combinatorially equivalent to a regular icosahedron, and whose faces are all congruent but not equilateral. Such icosamonohedra can be convex or nonconvex, and can be deformed continuously. A scalene triangle can construct precisely zero, one, or two convex icosamonohedra, and each occurs. Demonstrated here are two explicit convex examples, the first of which is the unique such object constructed from scalene right triangles, proving a conjecture of Banchoff and Strauss.


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