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tessalation of a sphere

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  • Subject: [mg9262] tessalation of a sphere
  • From: "I. Inanc Tarhan" <tarhan at>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 01:01:18 -0400
  • Organization: University of Pennsylvania
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi all,

Would anybody have information on, or pointers to the subject of
representing a sphere as a number of equidistantly spaced points on its
surface (i.e., if you can fold open the sphere without any distortions,
the points will be hexagonally "close" packed)?  Specifically, I am
trying to represent the surface of a sphere as a collection of
identical equilateral triangles. 

Any good ways of doing this with Mathematice?



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