Euclidean
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**Euclidean Geometry / Space E ^{n}** > s.a. differential geometry / trigonometry.

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**Ellipsoid** > s.a. multipole
moments.

* __Volume__: In 3D, *V* = \(4\over3\)π*abc*, and for
an ellipsoid of revolution (2 equal axes), *V* = \(4\over3\)π *a*^{2}*b*;
In *n* dimensions, multiply the volume of the unit *n*-sphere
by the square root of all the semiaxes.

**Polygon** > s.a. simplex [including
triangle]; Surveyor's Formula.

* __Constructible__: The
ones with 2^{k},
3 · 2^{k}, 5 · 2^{k},
or 15 · 2^{k} sides (*k* ∈ \(\mathbb N\))
are known from BC; The one with 17 sides was found by Gauss.

@ __General references__ Agarwal et al CG(02)
[Minkowski sums, algorithms]; James et al JPA(08)
[almost convex].

@ __Related topics__: Charles a0806 [quantization
of polygon spaces]; > s.a. markov processes [polygonal Markov fields].

@ __In Minkowski space__: Foth JGP(08) [3D Minkowski].

> __Online resources__:
see Wikipedia page.

**Polyhedron** > s.a. Tetrahedron;
Triangulable Space.

* __Idea__: A subspace of E^{n}
made of simplices, whose intersections are faces; A special kind of cell complex.

$ __Def__: The union of all
elements of a (locally finite) simplicial complex, together with the Euclidean subspace topology.

* __Regular polyhedra__:
The cube, icosahedron, Platonic solids, tetrahedron.

* __Platonic solids__: The
five polyhedra in 3D Euclidean space that have equal faces and equal angles
at their vertices, the tetrahedron, cube, octahetron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.

* __Result (Minkowski)__: A convex polyhedron is uniquely determined (up to translation) by the directions and areas of its faces.

* __Examples__: Euclidean space \(\mathbb R\)^{n} itself
is a polyhedron.

@ __Platonic solids__: Everitt T&A(04) [3-manifolds from identifications]; Dechant ACA-a1307 [4D analogs].

@ __Related topics__: Skarke ht/00-proc,
Kreuzer & Skarke RVMP(02)m.AG/00,
ATMP(02)ht/00 [reflexive];
Atiyah & Sutcliffe MJM(03)mp [in
physics, chemistry and geometry]; Grünbaum DM(07)
[polyhedra and graphs]; Montroll 09 [popular level, origami polyhedra]; Koca et al ARP-a1006 [quasi-regular polyhedra and their duals]; Barequet et al CG(13) [polyhedronization of a set of points in \(\mathbb R\)^{3}]; > s.a. Calculating
Theorem; Schläfli
Formula.

@ __Variations__: Livine JMP(13)-a1307 [framed convex polyhedra as symplectic quotients]; Neiman CQG(13)-a1308 [convex spacelike polyhedra in Minkowski space].

__ Other aspects__:
see discrete geometry; riemannian
geometry / quantum geometry [quantum polyhedra].

**Polyhedral Complex** > see cell
complex; voronoi tiling.

**Other Concepts and Results** > s.a. coordinates; lines;
Surfaces.

* __Curious fact__: On E^{2},
draw a circle and *n* points on it in
generic positions (vertices of a regular polygon is ok but not necessary);
Join all pairs by a line; This divides the disk into *N*(*n*) regions;
For *n* = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, *N*(*n*) = 1, 2, 4, 8, 16; What is the next one?
Answer: 31. [*N*(*n*) is given by some known polynomial.]

@ __References__: Topper & Vincent pt(17)dec [Einstein's solution of a high-school geometry problem].

> __Related concepts and results__: see Cassini Oval; conical
sections (ellipse, hyperbola, parabola); Pythagorean
Theorem; simplex; spheres; Spiral.

**Euclidean Metric on a Manifold** > a.k.a. riemannian geometry.

$ __Def__: Given a vector
bundle (*E*, *π*, *M*), a map *μ*: E
→ \(\mathbb R\) making each fiber into a Euclidean vector space.

**Euclidean Theories in Physics** > see formulations and solution
methods in general relativity; modified quantum
mechanics.

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