|Fig. 466.01 Reciprocal Motion of Nine Internal Spheres
Propagates Wave by Diagonal Elongation: (The
original version of this drawing was copyrighted by
R. Buckminster Fuller in 1944.) This is a planar
representation of the closest-packed spheres in the
outer layer as they skew-transform between the
icosahedral and the vector equilibrium phases.
- Apex sphere K surrounded by two 16-ball grids M and
N, and by short-axis diamond E and long-axis
- The 90-degree alignment of the 16 balls of any one
of the six square faces of the vector equilibrium.
- Plan view of the closest-packing aspects of any one
of the vector equilibrium's four pairs of nuclear
tetrahedra as they begin to torque in the jitterbug
- Short-axis diamond.
- Long-axis diamond.
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