Polygons - From the Greek poly = many and gon = angle The...

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Polygons Slide 5-23: Design at Pompeii Calter photo In the last unit, Number Symbolism we saw that in the ancient world certain numbers had symbolic meaning, aside from their ordinary use for counting or calculating. But each number can be associated with a plane figure, or polygon (Three and the Triangle, for example). In this unit we'll see that each of these polygons also had symbolic meaning and appear in art motifs and architectural details, and some can be classified as sacred geometry. A polygon is a plane figure bounded by straight lines, called the sides of the polygon.
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Unformatted text preview: From the Greek poly = many and gon = angle The sides intersect at points called the vertices. The angle between two sides is called an interior angle or vertex angle. Regular Polygons A regular polygon is one in which all the sides and interior angles are equal. Polygons vs. Poly grams A poly gram can be drawn by connecting the vertices of a pol gon. Pentagon & Pentagram, hexagon & hexagram, octagon & octograms...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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