Title

Solid angle sum of a tetrahedron

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Publication Title

Journal for Geometry and Graphics

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

29

Last Page

34

Abstract

J.W. Gaddum proved in 1952 that the solid angles sum of a tetrahedron is less than 2π by finding the bound to the sum of six angles between four vertical segments from an interior point to the faces of the tetrahedron. We will give a new proof of this result by embedding the tetrahedron into a parallelepiped. In addition, we will give the bound on the sum of the four solid angles of a right tetrahedron using direction angles, and prove that the sum of the four solid angles of an equifacial tetrahedron is at most that of a regular tetrahedron.

Keywords

Dihedral angles, Direction angles, Equifacial tetrahedron, Right tetrahedron, Solid angles of a tetrahedron

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