Cube (geometry)

A cube, or regular hexahedron, is a solid composed of six square faces. A cube is dual to the regular octahedron and has octahedral symmetry. A cube is a Platonic solid. All edges of cubes are equal to each other.

The cube is also a square parallelepiped, an equilateral cuboid, and a right rhombohedron a 3-zonohedron. It is a regular square prism in three orientations, and a trigonal trapezohedron in four orientations.


A cube with edge-length $s$ has:

  • For any cube whose circumscribing sphere has radius $R$, and for any given point in the its 3D dimensional space with distances $d_i$ from the cube's eight vertices, we have: \[\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{8} d_i^2}{8} + \frac{16R^4}{9} = (\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{8} d_i^2}{8}+\frac{2R^2}{3})^2.\]

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