# 1 22 polytope

Short description: Uniform 6-polytope

 orthogonal projections in E6 Coxeter plane 122 Rectified 122 Birectified 122 221 Rectified 221

In 6-dimensional geometry, the 122 polytope is a uniform polytope, constructed from the E6 group. It was first published in E. L. Elte's 1912 listing of semiregular polytopes, named as V72 (for its 72 vertices).[1]

Its Coxeter symbol is 122, describing its bifurcating Coxeter-Dynkin diagram, with a single ring on the end of the 1-node sequence. There are two rectifications of the 122, constructed by positions points on the elements of 122. The rectified 122 is constructed by points at the mid-edges of the 122. The birectified 122 is constructed by points at the triangle face centers of the 122.

These polytopes are from a family of 39 convex uniform polytopes in 6-dimensions, made of uniform polytope facets and vertex figures, defined by all permutations of rings in this Coxeter-Dynkin diagram: .

## 122 polytope

122 polytope
Type Uniform 6-polytope
Family 1k2 polytope
Schläfli symbol {3,32,2}
Coxeter symbol 122
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram or
5-faces 54:
27 121
27 121
4-faces 702:
270 111
432 120
Cells 2160:
1080 110
1080 {3,3}
Faces 2160 {3}
Edges 720
Vertices 72
Vertex figure Birectified 5-simplex:
022
Petrie polygon Dodecagon
Coxeter group E6, 3,32,2, order 103680
Properties convex, isotopic

The 122 polytope contains 72 vertices, and 54 5-demicubic facets. It has a birectified 5-simplex vertex figure. Its 72 vertices represent the root vectors of the simple Lie group E6.

### Alternate names

• Pentacontatetra-peton (Acronym Mo) - 54-facetted polypeton (Jonathan Bowers)[2]

### Images

Coxeter plane orthographic projections
E6
[12]
D5
[8]
D4 / A2
[6]

(1,2)

(1,3)

(1,9,12)
B6
[12/2]
A5
[6]
A4
[[5]] = [10]
A3 / D3
[4]

(1,2)

(2,3,6)

(1,2)

(1,6,8,12)

### Construction

It is created by a Wythoff construction upon a set of 6 hyperplane mirrors in 6-dimensional space.

The facet information can be extracted from its Coxeter-Dynkin diagram, .

Removing the node on either of 2-length branches leaves the 5-demicube, 131, .

The vertex figure is determined by removing the ringed node and ringing the neighboring node. This makes the birectified 5-simplex, 022, .

Seen in a configuration matrix, the element counts can be derived by mirror removal and ratios of Coxeter group orders.[3]

E6 k-face fk f0 f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 k-figure notes
A5 ( ) f0 72 20 90 60 60 15 15 30 6 6 r{3,3,3} E6/A5 = 72*6!/6! = 72
A2A2A1 { } f1 2 720 9 9 9 3 3 9 3 3 {3}×{3} E6/A2A2A1 = 72*6!/3!/3!/2 = 720
A2A1A1 {3} f2 3 3 2160 2 2 1 1 4 2 2 s{2,4} E6/A2A1A1 = 72*6!/3!/2/2 = 2160
A3A1 {3,3} f3 4 6 4 1080 * 1 0 2 2 1 { }∨( ) E6/A3A1 = 72*6!/4!/2 = 1080
4 6 4 * 1080 0 1 2 1 2
A4A1 {3,3,3} f4 5 10 10 5 0 216 * * 2 0 { } E6/A4A1 = 72*6!/5!/2 = 216
5 10 10 0 5 * 216 * 0 2
D4 h{4,3,3} 8 24 32 8 8 * * 270 1 1 E6/D4 = 72*6!/8/4! = 270
D5 h{4,3,3,3} f5 16 80 160 80 40 16 0 10 27 * ( ) E6/D5 = 72*6!/16/5! = 27
16 80 160 40 80 0 16 10 * 27

### Related complex polyhedron

Orthographic projection in Aut(E6) Coxeter plane with 18-gonal symmetry for complex polyhedron, 3{3}3{4}2. It has 72 vertices, 216 3-edges, and 54 3{3}3 faces.

The regular complex polyhedron 3{3}3{4}2, , in $\displaystyle{ \mathbb{C}^2 }$ has a real representation as the 122 polytope in 4-dimensional space. It has 72 vertices, 216 3-edges, and 54 3{3}3 faces. Its complex reflection group is 3[3]3[4]2, order 1296. It has a half-symmetry quasiregular construction as , as a rectification of the Hessian polyhedron, .[4]

### Related polytopes and honeycomb

Along with the semiregular polytope, 221, it is also one of a family of 39 convex uniform polytopes in 6-dimensions, made of uniform polytope facets and vertex figures, defined by all permutations of rings in this Coxeter-Dynkin diagram: .

#### Geometric folding

The 122 is related to the 24-cell by a geometric folding E6 → F4 of Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams, E6 corresponding to 122 in 6 dimensions, F4 to the 24-cell in 4 dimensions. This can be seen in the Coxeter plane projections. The 24 vertices of the 24-cell are projected in the same two rings as seen in the 122.

E6/F4 Coxeter planes

122

24-cell
D4/B4 Coxeter planes

122

24-cell

#### Tessellations

This polytope is the vertex figure for a uniform tessellation of 6-dimensional space, 222, .

## Rectified 122 polytope

Rectified 122
Type Uniform 6-polytope
Schläfli symbol 2r{3,3,32,1}
r{3,32,2}
Coxeter symbol 0221
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram
or
5-faces 126
4-faces 1566
Cells 6480
Faces 6480
Edges 6480
Vertices 720
Vertex figure 3-3 duoprism prism
Petrie polygon Dodecagon
Coxeter group E6, 3,32,2, order 103680
Properties convex

The rectified 122 polytope (also called 0221) can tessellate 6-dimensional space as the Voronoi cell of the E6* honeycomb lattice (dual of E6 lattice).[5]

### Alternate names

• Birectified 221 polytope
• Rectified pentacontatetrapeton (acronym Ram) - rectified 54-facetted polypeton (Jonathan Bowers)[6]

### Images

Vertices are colored by their multiplicity in this projection, in progressive order: red, orange, yellow.

Coxeter plane orthographic projections
E6
[12]
D5
[8]
D4 / A2
[6]
B6
[12/2]
A5
[6]
A4
[5]
A3 / D3
[4]

### Construction

Its construction is based on the E6 group and information can be extracted from the ringed Coxeter-Dynkin diagram representing this polytope: .

Removing the ring on the short branch leaves the birectified 5-simplex, .

Removing the ring on the either 2-length branch leaves the birectified 5-orthoplex in its alternated form: t2(211), .

The vertex figure is determined by removing the ringed node and ringing the neighboring ring. This makes 3-3 duoprism prism, {3}×{3}×{}, .

Seen in a configuration matrix, the element counts can be derived by mirror removal and ratios of Coxeter group orders.[7][8]

E6 k-face fk f0 f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 k-figure notes
A2A2A1 ( ) f0 720 18 18 18 9 6 18 9 6 9 6 3 6 9 3 2 3 3 {3}×{3}×{ } E6/A2A2A1 = 72*6!/3!/3!/2 = 720
A1A1A1 { } f1 2 6480 2 2 1 1 4 2 1 2 2 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 { }∨{ }∨( ) E6/A1A1A1 = 72*6!/2/2/2 = 6480
A2A1 {3} f2 3 3 4320 * * 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 Sphenoid E6/A2A1 = 72*6!/3!/2 = 4320
3 3 * 4320 * 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 2
A2A1A1 3 3 * * 2160 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 4 1 0 2 2 { }∨{ } E6/A2A1A1 = 72*6!/3!/2/2 = 2160
A2A1 {3,3} f3 4 6 4 0 0 1080 * * * * 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 { }∨( ) E6/A2A1 = 72*6!/3!/2 = 1080
A3 r{3,3} 6 12 4 4 0 * 2160 * * * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 {3} E6/A3 = 72*6!/4! = 2160
A3A1 6 12 4 0 4 * * 1080 * * 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 { }∨( ) E6/A3A1 = 72*6!/4!/2 = 1080
{3,3} 4 6 0 4 0 * * * 1080 * 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
r{3,3} 6 12 0 4 4 * * * * 1080 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2
A4 r{3,3,3} f4 10 30 20 10 0 5 5 0 0 0 432 * * * * 1 1 0 { } E6/A4 = 72*6!/5! = 432
A4A1 10 30 20 0 10 5 0 5 0 0 * 216 * * * 0 2 0 E6/A4A1 = 72*6!/5!/2 = 216
A4 10 30 10 20 0 0 5 0 5 0 * * 432 * * 1 0 1 E6/A4 = 72*6!/5! = 432
D4 {3,4,3} 24 96 32 32 32 0 8 8 0 8 * * * 270 * 0 1 1 E6/D4 = 72*6!/8/4! = 270
A4A1 r{3,3,3} 10 30 0 20 10 0 0 0 5 5 * * * * 216 0 0 2 E6/A4A1 = 72*6!/5!/2 = 216
A5 2r{3,3,3,3} f5 20 90 60 60 0 15 30 0 15 0 6 0 6 0 0 72 * * ( ) E6/A5 = 72*6!/6! = 72
D5 2r{4,3,3,3} 80 480 320 160 160 80 80 80 0 40 16 16 0 10 0 * 27 * E6/D5 = 72*6!/16/5! = 27
80 480 160 320 160 0 80 40 80 80 0 0 16 10 16 * * 27

## Truncated 122 polytope

Truncated 122
Type Uniform 6-polytope
Schläfli symbol t{3,32,2}
Coxeter symbol t(122)
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram
or
5-faces 72+27+27
4-faces 32+216+432+270+216
Cells 1080+2160+1080+1080+1080
Faces 4320+4320+2160
Edges 6480+720
Vertices 1440
Vertex figure ( )v{3}x{3}
Petrie polygon Dodecagon
Coxeter group E6, 3,32,2, order 103680
Properties convex

### Alternate names

• Truncated 122 polytope

### Construction

Its construction is based on the E6 group and information can be extracted from the ringed Coxeter-Dynkin diagram representing this polytope: .

### Images

Vertices are colored by their multiplicity in this projection, in progressive order: red, orange, yellow.

Coxeter plane orthographic projections
E6
[12]
D5
[8]
D4 / A2
[6]
B6
[12/2]
A5
[6]
A4
[5]
A3 / D3
[4]

## Birectified 122 polytope

Birectified 122 polytope
Type Uniform 6-polytope
Schläfli symbol 2r{3,32,2}
Coxeter symbol 2r(122)
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram
or
5-faces 126
4-faces 2286
Cells 10800
Faces 19440
Edges 12960
Vertices 2160
Vertex figure
Coxeter group E6, 3,32,2, order 103680
Properties convex

### Alternate names

• Bicantellated 221
• Birectified pentacontitetrapeton (barm) (Jonathan Bowers)[9]

### Images

Vertices are colored by their multiplicity in this projection, in progressive order: red, orange, yellow.

Coxeter plane orthographic projections
E6
[12]
D5
[8]
D4 / A2
[6]
B6
[12/2]
A5
[6]
A4
[5]
A3 / D3
[4]

## Trirectified 122 polytope

Trirectified 122 polytope
Type Uniform 6-polytope
Schläfli symbol 3r{3,32,2}
Coxeter symbol 3r(122)
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram
or
5-faces 558
4-faces 4608
Cells 8640
Faces 6480
Edges 2160
Vertices 270
Vertex figure
Coxeter group E6, 3,32,2, order 103680
Properties convex

### Alternate names

• Tricantellated 221
• Trirectified pentacontitetrapeton (trim or cacam) (Jonathan Bowers)[10]

## See also

• List of E6 polytopes

## Notes

1. Elte, 1912
2. Klitzing, (o3o3o3o3o *c3x - mo)
3. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 11.8 Gossett figures in six, seven, and eight dimensions, p. 202-203
4. Coxeter, H. S. M., Regular Complex Polytopes, second edition, Cambridge University Press, (1991). p.30 and p.47
5. The Voronoi Cells of the E6* and E7* Lattices , Edward Pervin
6. Klitzing, (o3o3x3o3o *c3o - ram)
7. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 11.8 Gossett figures in six, seven, and eight dimensions, p. 202-203
8. Klitzing, (o3x3o3x3o *c3o - barm)
9. Klitzing, (x3o3o3o3x *c3o - cacam

## References

• Elte, E. L. (1912), The Semiregular Polytopes of the Hyperspaces, Groningen: University of Groningen
• H. S. M. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York, 1973
• Kaleidoscopes: Selected Writings of H.S.M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1995, ISBN:978-0-471-01003-6 [1]
• (Paper 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45] See p334 (figure 3.6a) by Peter mcMullen: (12-gonal node-edge graph of 122)
•   o3o3o3o3o *c3x - mo, o3o3x3o3o *c3o - ram, o3x3o3x3o *c3o - barm
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