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Polyhedra :: volume

volume -- computes the volume of a polytope

Synopsis

Description

volume computes the volume of a polytope. To do this, it triangulates the polytope first. The volume of a simplex is |det(v_1-v_0,..,v_n-v_0)|/n!, where v_0,..,v_n are the vertices of the simplex.

i1 : P = crossPolytope 3

o1 = P

o1 : Polyhedron
i2 : volume P

     4
o2 = -
     3

o2 : QQ

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