The Decagonal Prism


The decagonal prism is a 3D uniform polyhedron bounded by 2 decagonal faces and 10 squares. It has 30 edges and 20 vertices. It may be considered to be the extrusion of the decagon.

The decagonal
prism

A decagonal prism can be attached to a pentagonal cupola (J5) to form an elongated pentagonal cupola (J20), or to a pentagonal rotunda (J6) to form an elongated pentagonal rotunda (J21).

The elongated pentagonal
cupola The elongated pentagonal
rotunda

Attaching two cupolae to a decagonal prism produces the elongated pentagonal ortho­bicupola (J38) or the elongated pentagonal gyro­bicupola (J39), depending on the orientation of the two cupolae relative to each other.

The
elongated pentagonal orthobicupolaThe elongated pentagonal gyrobicupola

Replacing one of the cupolae with a pentagonal rotunda instead produces the elongated pentagonal orthocupolarotunda (J40) or the elongated pentagonal gyrocupolarotunda (J41), respectively.

The
elongated pentagonal orthocupolarotundaThe elongated pentagonal
gyrocupolarotunda

Attaching two pentagonal rotunda to a decagonal prism produces the elongated pentagonal orthobirotunda (J42) or the elongated pentagonal gyrobirotunda (J43), depending on the orientation of the rotundae with respect to each other.

The
elongated pentagonal orthobirotundaThe elongated pentagonal gyrobirotunda

Projections

In order to be able to identify the decagonal prism in various projections of 4D objects, it is useful to know how it appears from various viewpoints. The following are some of the commonly-encountered views:

Projection Envelope Description
Regular decagon

Decagon-centered parallel projection.

Rectangle

Parallel projection centered on a vertical edge.

Rectangle

Square-centered parallel projection.

Decagon

Vertex-centered parallel projection.

Coordinates

The Cartesian coordinates of the decagonal prism, centered on the origin and having edge length 2, are all changes of sign of:

where φ=(1+√5)/2 is the Golden Ratio.

Occurrences

The decagonal prism occurs in the following uniform polychora:


Last updated 17 May 2018.

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