What's the difference between a "zome" and a "dome?" We've got our answer

See Russell Towle’s explanation below.

Russell Towle is a mathematician, amateur geologist, and local history writer who currently working on an article about zonotopal tilings.

“Zome is a word coined by Steve Baer as I recall, based upon “dome,” the difference being that the geodesic dome of [Buckminster] Fuller was formed upon a network of triangles, wheres zomes are bounded by zonogons, a zonogon being a convex, centrally-symmetrical polygon. A rhomb is a zonogon, so are all regular polygons with an even number of sides, but a zonogon need not be regular.”


About June Morrall

1947 - 2010
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