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Polytopia I: Tessalations and Polyhedra

Synopsis
This CD-ROM explores the history and scientific applications of geometry. Topics include Plato’s Geometrical Alchemy, Kepler’s Universe, Polyhedra and the Natural World and Buckminsterfullerine. The text is brought to life with interactive models and ray-traced animations. Designed to enhance the understanding of 2D and 3D geometry through ten fully interactive modules which describe the scientific applications of tessellations and polyhedra within a historical context. Modules on the Polytopia I CD include: Geometrical Alchemy; From Tessellations to Polyhedra; Duality; The Archimedean Polyhedra; Polyhedra and the Natural World; A Polyhedral Universe; Kepler’s Rhombic Polyhedra; Stellated Polyhedra; Buckyballs; The Euler Characteristic.

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.
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
£49.00
Availability
Sale

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
Stockport
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