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Unformatted text preview: tetrahedron. Consequently, we have the following result: Proposition 4.1.3. The group of rotational symmetries of the tetrahedron is isomorphic to the group of signed permutation matrices that can be written in the form DR k , where D is a diagonal signed permutation matrix with determinant 1, R D 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 , and ² k ² 2 . Now we consider the cube. The cube has four 3–fold axes through pairs of opposite vertices, giving eight rotations of order 3. See Figure 4.1.5 . Figure 4.1.5. Three– fold axis of the cube. Figure 4.1.6. Four– fold axis of the cube....
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