Modeling crystal growth: Polyhedra with faces parallel to the planes x1 ± x2 ± x3 = 0
A growing crystal can be understood as a series of polyhedra with faces parallel to planes from a fixed finite set. Such series of polyhedra forms a curve, often broken line, in a vector space of virtual polyhedra. In this paper we apply a modified Minkowski addition to study geometry of a cone of all polyhedra with faces parallel the faces of regular octahedron.
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