Geometries of fluctuations, imperfections and probabilities

pentastar1Background. A geometry of fluctuations, imperfections and probabilities comes out of our studies of the pentastar (five tetrahedrons sharing a common centerpoint). There are several configurations of the pentastar to develop an icosahedron (twenty tetrahedrons) whereby a flexible five-tetrahedral cluster can be found with any group of five tetrahedrons.

terahedralclustersAmong the high school students, tetrahedral geometries are known as squishy geometry. Perhaps a better word for it is quantum geometry.

There are many excellent articles and studies that form the basis of our growing understanding of the tetrahedral clusters and the tetrahedral-octahedral clusters.

Introductions to the tetrahedron clusters:
•  Mysteries in Packing Regular Tetrahedra” by Jeffrey C. Lagarias and Chuanming Zong.

Tot-line•  Cluster structure. Within our of the earliest articles, first published within Wikipedia in March 2012, explored the work of  Jonathan Doye who studied at Cambridge University and teaches at Oxford.

•  The tetrahedral-octahedral chain where an octahedron sits on two faces of the upper tetrahedron and two faces of the lower tetrahedron.  It forms a natural double helix and begs the question about its fundamentality as a more basic architecture that generates the helix.

•  The icosahedron (twenty tetrahedrons sharing a common centerpoint). It appears that these same geometries are also responsible for quantum fluctuations.

In the study of each notation we will look to see how each notation is necessarily derivative of the prior. And, we will continue to study the nature of these fluctuations.