Construction of a
Pentagon on the cube
Proof of Part I:
Pentagon is Equilateral
Proof of Part II:
Pentagon is in One Plane
Proof of Part III:
Pentagon is Equiangular
Proof of Part IV:
Side of Dodec Form Apotome
Construction of the Dodecahedron
Construction of a Dodecahedron
Our project consists of 5 main sections.
We will start off by showing the construction of
a vital element
of a dodecahedron, which consists of a pentagon lying on two sides of the cube.
Then, we will proof that by following the above construction method, the following properties result:
Proof I: The Constructed Pentagon is Equilateral.
Proof II: The Constructed Pentagon is in One Plane.
Proof III: The Constructed Pentagon is Equiangular.
Proof IV: The Side of the Dodecahedron is the Irrational Straight Line called Apotome.
Finally, by duplicating this element of the dodecahedron, we show the
construction of the dodecahedron.
Please use the navigation bar above to look at the proofs in each section.
For Reference, Here are the links to the postscript file:
Construction of a Pentagon on the 2 sides of the cube
Proof of Part I: Pentagon is Equilateral
Proof of Part II: Pentagon is in One Plane
Proof of Part III: Pentagon is Equiangular
Proof of Part IV: Side of Dodecahedron Form Apotome
Construction of the Dodecahedron
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