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Polytopia II: Honeycombs and Polytopes

Synopsis
This CD-ROM continues the theme of TESSALATIONS AND POLYHEDRA (POLYTOPIA I) to space-filling arrangements of polyhedra and the 4D equivalents of the Platonic Solids. Topics include Face Centred Cubic and Body Centred Cubic Lattices, Linus Pauling and Crystals of Compounds, Kepler’s ‘Six-Cornered Snowflake’ and the Fourth Dimension.

Designed to enhance the understanding of 2D and 3D geometry through ten fully interactive modules. In addition to the Polytopia software, the package includes a booklet of the text and a Teachers’ Guide containing information about the software, and suggestions for project work. Modules on the Polytopia II CD include: 3D Tessellations; Crystal Lattices; Crystals of Compounds; Perspective; The Fourth Dimension; The nD Generalisation; Duality in 4D; Stellated Polytopes; Vertex Figures; 4D Honeycombs.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1997
Year of production
1996
Documentation
Includes a booklet of the text and a Teachers’ Guide containing information about the software, and suggestions for project work.
Uses
GCSE upwards
Subjects
Mathematics
Keywords
computer graphics; geometry; three-dimensional geometry; polytopes; honeycombs

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM
Format
PC Version
Price
£49.0
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
2004

Production Company

Name

Virtual Image

Distributor

Name

Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd

Email
sales@boultonhawker.co.uk
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Phone
01449 616 200
Fax
01449 677 600
Address
Combs Tannery
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
Notes
Distributor of over 400 DVDs and videos for use in teaching at GCSE level and above. Particularly strong in science-based subjects which the company used to produce themselves, but now sources from the USA, Canada and Australasia. Titles cover the subject areas of biology, business studies, careers, chemistry, child development & the family, citizenship, design & technology/food technology, English, geography/ecology, home economics, ICT, maths, media studies, PE/sport studies, physics and PSHE. Sale with free preview.
Name

Virtual Image

Email
email@virtualimage.co.uk
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Phone
0161 480 1915
Fax
0161 612 2965
Address
184 Reddish Road
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