Fig. 930.11

Fig. 930.11: This continuous triangulation pattern strip is a 60 , angular, "come and go" alternation of very-high-frequency energy events of unit wavelength. This strip folded back on itself becomes a series of octahedra. The octahedra strips then combine to form a space-filling array of octahedra and tetrahedra, with all lines or vectors being of identical length and all the triangles equilateral and all the vertexes being omnidirectionally evenly spaced from one another. This is the pattern of "closest packing" of spheres.

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