Geometric Model of Rhombic Hexecontahedron Distributed by Wolfram

Geometric Model of Rhombic Hexecontahedron Distributed by Wolfram

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This red paper model represents the logo of Wolfram/Alpha. It has sixty identical rhombic faces, sixty-two vertices, and one hundred twenty edges. Its twenty outer points form the vertices of a regular dodecahedron, its twelve inner points form the vertices of an icosahedron. According to the paper container, the model was "explicitly constructed" only in 1940.
A mark on the front of the container reads: WOLFRAM/ALPHA (/) PAPER SCULPTURE KIT.
Collected at the January, 2014, Joint Mathematics Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
2014
ca 2014
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
in container, unfolded:.8 cm x 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm; 5/16 in x 6 1/32 in x 6 1/32 in
ID Number
2014.3126.06
nonaccession number
2014.3126
catalog number
2014.3126.06
Credit Line
Collected-for-the-Museum
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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