Tetrahedra in Polyhedra

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Bronfman Science Center, 106 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

Tetrahedra in PolyhedraMai Okimoto '13
Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

Abstract: Every polygon has a triangulation, but not all polyhedra have a tetrahedralization - the 3D equivalent of triangulation. Are there characteristics that could tell us whether a polyhedron can be tetrahedralized? We will look at examples of polyhedra that cannot be tetrahedralized, and discuss some of the findings in the field that are related to this question.

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