Isometric and Icosahedral Symmetry

Isometric and Icosahedral Symmetry

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Credit: RAUL GONZALEZ PEREZ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: One can represent periodic and aperiodic systems by comparing these two examples of the close packing of spheres. On the left is the cube octahedron, and on the right the icosahedron, both emerging from the agglomeration of spheres.

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Keywords: aperiodic, cube octahedron, geometry, icosahedral, icosahedron, isometric, math, mathematical, mathematics, maths, octahedron, periodic, shape, space, sphere, symmetry

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