
Multiple
symmetry elements of the cube 
. 
The unique multipanel connectability of Polymorf panels permits multiple (100), 

(110),
and (111) mirror and rotational planes to be shown in one model for comparison. 
. 



Fig. 5a  (100),
(110), (111) cubic planes 
Fig. 5b  (100),
(111) cubic planes 
(100)  red, (110) 
yellow, (111)  green 
(100)  red, (111) 
green 
Required
parts 
4 large
triangles, 18 small squares 
24 large
triangles 
4 rectangles,
11 right triangles 
48 right
triangles 
52 pinges 
66 pinges 
. 


. 



Fig.
5  Multiple cubic planes of symmetry 
. 
. 

The total number of symmetry elements possessed by a polyhedron is a good indi 
. 

cation
of how symmetrical the structure is. The cube possesses 22 symmetry elements 
. 

in
all indicating it is highly symmetrical (a rotational axis and its plane are counted 
. 
as one element).
After cubic symmetry has been demonstrated, the symmetry 

elements possessed
by other regular and semiregular polyhedra can be associated 


with the cube for
clarification. One way of doing this is by inscribing them in the cube. 




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