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Octahedral space

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A space obtained from an octahedron by identifying its opposite triangular faces, positioned at an angle of $\pi/3$ to each other. An octahedral space is a three-dimensional manifold and is the orbit space of the action of a binary octahedron group on a three-dimensional sphere. It can be identified with a cube space obtained in an analogous way. The one-dimensional Betti group of an octahedral space is a group of order three.

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Octahedral space. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Octahedral_space&oldid=31753
This article was adapted from an original article by M.I. Voitsekhovskii (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article