Polytopes 🔺

by Evan Conrad, February 26, 2018

A polytope is a generalization of polygon (2d) or polyhedron (3d) for any number of dimensions.

To put it another way, a polytope is an “n-dimensional” object. A polygon would then be a "2-dimensional" polytope and a polyhedron would be a "3-dimensional" one.

Like polygons and polyhedrons, a polytope must have “flat” countable sides.

Think pyramid, not perfect sphere.

Polygon:

polygon

Polyhedron:

polyhedron


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