Fig. 988.100

Fig. 988.100 Octa-Icosa Matrix: Emergence of S Quanta Module:
  1. Vector equilibrium inscribed in four-frequency tetrahedral grid.
  2. Octahedron inscribed in four-frequency tetrahedral grid.
  3. Partial removal of grid reveals icosahedron inscribed within octahedron.
  4. Further subdivision defines modular spaces between octahedron and icosahedron.
  5. Exploded view of six pairs of asymmetric tetrahedra that make up the space intervening between octa and icosa. Each pair is further subdivided into 24 S Quanta Modules. Twenty-four S Quanta Modules are added to the icosahedron to produce the octahedron.

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