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Mathematical Model – Truncated Icosahedron

Coxeter · Mathematics

A “ball and stick” type model in the form of the carbon molecule c60, Buckminsterfullerene (bucky-ball), or soccer ball. It comprises 60 vertices and 90 edges. 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons form the sides.

The model is made from wooden sticks with coloured plastic balls at the vertices.

Accession Number: 2016.mat.7

Alternative Name: Buckminsterfullerene

Primary Materials: Wood, Plastic


A small label with number “34″ is affixed to the model.

Dimensions (cm): Longest dimension = 31 cm

Function: Pedagogical math model.

Condition: Excellent

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Manufacturer: Unknown

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