Properties of Dodecahedron
This tool calculates the basic geometric properties of a regular dodecahedron. Enter the shape dimension 'a' or 'h' below. The calculated results will have the same units as your input. Please use consistent units for any input.
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Dodecahedron is a regular polyhedron with twelve faces. By regular is meant that all faces are identical regular polygons (pentagons for the dodecahedron). It is one of the five platonic solids (the other ones are tetrahedron, cube, octahedron and icosahedron). It has 12 faces, 30 edges and 20 vertices.
The volume of a regular dodecahedron is given by the formula:
where the edge length.
The total surface area, is given by the following formula:
is the surface area of one face of the dodecahedron.
The dihedral angle is defined as the interior angle between two adjacent faces of the polyhedron. For the regular dodecahedron it is given by the expression:
where is the golden ratio.
For any regular polyhedron, three spheres can be commonly defined: one that passes through all the vertices, called circumscribed sphere or circumsphere, one that passes through the centroids of all faces, called inscribed sphere or insphere, and one that passes through the middles of all edges, called midsphere. The radii of these spheres, circumradius , inradius and midradius , respectively, can be found for a regular dodecahedron, through the following expressions: