Minimus Polyhedra

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A truncated octahedron

The truncated octahedon is one of the 13 Archimedean solids. It has 24 vertices, 36 edges and 14 faces (6 square and 8 hexagonal).

The Cayley graph for the extent on four bells, S4, generated by the changes 12, 34, and 14 can be fitted to the edges of a truncated octahedron as shown below. On the right-hand polyhedron, the cross change, x is also shown as the diagonals of the square faces.


Some example methods are plotted on the polyhedra, below.

Plain Hunt
Plain Bob
Double Bob
Double Canterbury
Double Court