Section: Book 13: Platonic Solids

The five regular solids - the cube, tetrahedron (i.e., pyramid), octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron - were probably discovered by the school of Pythagoras. They are generally termed "Platonic" solids because they feature prominently in Plato's famous dialogue with Timaeus. Many of the theorems contained in this book - particularly those which pertain to the last two solids - are ascribed to Theaetetus of Athens (ca. 417 BC - 369 BC).

  1. Subsection: Propositions from Book 13

Problems: 1 2

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  1. Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"