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Polyhedra :: bipyramid

bipyramid -- computes the bipyramid over a polyhedron

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Description

The bipyramid over a Polyhedron in n-space is constructed by embedding the Polyhedron into (n+1)-space, computing the barycentre of the vertices, which is a point in the relative interior, and taking the convex hull of the embedded Polyhedron and the barycentre x {+/- 1}.

As an example, we construct the octahedron as the bipyramid over the square (see hypercube).

i1 : P = hypercube 2

o1 = P

o1 : Polyhedron
i2 : Q = bipyramid P
Compute barycenter.
Compute barycenter done.

o2 = Q

o2 : Polyhedron
i3 : vertices Q

o3 = | -1 1  -1 1 0  0 |
     | -1 -1 1  1 0  0 |
     | 0  0  0  0 -1 1 |

              3        6
o3 : Matrix QQ  <--- QQ

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