Alternated hypercubic honeycomb

Alternated hypercubic honeycomb
Uniform tiling 44-t1.png
An alternated square tiling is another square tiling, but having two types of squares, alternating in a checkerboard pattern.
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Uniform tiling 44-t02.png
A twice alternated square tiling.
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Tetrahedral-octahedral honeycomb.png
A partially-filled alternated cubic honeycomb with tetrahedral and octahedral cells.
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Tetrahedral-octahedral honeycomb2.png
A subsymmetry colored alternated cubic honeycomb.
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In geometry, the alternated hypercube honeycomb (or demicubic honeycomb) is a dimensional infinite series of honeycombs, based on the hypercube honeycomb with an alternation operation. It is given a Schläfli symbol h{4,3...3,4} representing the regular form with half the vertices removed and containing the symmetry of Coxeter group {\tilde{B}}_{n-1} for n ≥ 4. A lower symmetry form {\tilde{D}}_{n-1} can be created by removing another mirror on a order-4 peak.

The alternated hypercube facets become demihypercubes, and the deleted vertices create new orthoplex facets. The vertex figure for honeycombs of this family are rectified orthoplexes.

These are also named as hδn for an (n-1)-dimensional honeycomb.

n Name Schläfli
symbol
Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams
{\tilde{B}}_{n-1} {\tilde{D}}_{n-1}
2 Apeirogon {∞} CDel node h.pngCDel infin.pngCDel node.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel infin.pngCDel node 1.png
 
3 Alternated square tiling
(Same as regular square tiling {4,4})
h{4,4}=t1{4,4}
t0,2{4,4}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node 1.png
4 Alternated cubic honeycomb h{4,3,4}
{31,1,4}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel node 1.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.png
5 Alternated tesseractic honeycomb or
demitesseractic tetracomb
(Same as regular {3,3,4,3})
h{4,32,4}
{31,1,3,4}
{31,1,1,1}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes.png
6 Demipenteractic honeycomb h{4,33,4}
{31,1,32,4}
{31,1,3,31,1}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes.png
7 Demihexeractic honeycomb h{4,34,4}
{31,1,33,4}
{31,1,32,31,1}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes.png
8 Demihepteractic honeycomb h{4,35,4}
{31,1,34,4}
{31,1,33,31,1}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
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9 Demiocteractic honeycomb h{4,36,4}
{31,1,35,4}
{31,1,34,31,1}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes.png
10 Demienneractic honeycomb h{4,37,4}
{31,1,36,4}
{31,1,35,31,1}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes.png
11 Demidekeractic honeycomb h{4,38,4}
{31,1,37,4}
{31,1,36,31,1}
CDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes 10ru.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes.png
 
n n-demicubic honeycomb h{4,3n-3,4}
{31,1,3n-4,4}
{31,1,3n-5,31,1}
...

References

  • Coxeter, H.S.M. Regular Polytopes, (3rd edition, 1973), Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8
    1. pp. 122-123, 1973. (The lattice of hypercubes γn form the cubic honeycombs, δn+1)
    2. pp. 154-156: Partial truncation or alternation, represented by h prefix: h{4,4}={4,4}; h{4,3,4}={31,1,4}, h{4,3,3,4}={3,3,4,3}
    3. p. 296, Table II: Regular honeycombs, δn+1

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