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 closestpacked spheres in the
outer layer as they skewtransform between the
icosahedral and the vector equilibrium phases.
 Apex sphere K surrounded by two 16ball grids M and
N, and by shortaxis diamond E and longaxis
diamond D.
 The 90degree alignment of the 16 balls of any one
of the six square faces of the vector equilibrium.
 Plan view of the closestpacking aspects of any one
of the vector equilibrium's four pairs of nuclear
tetrahedra as they begin to torque in the jitterbug
process.
 Shortaxis diamond.
 Longaxis diamond.
