Bridges 2012 Short Paper

Exploring the Projective Plane via Variations on the Faceted Octahedron
Frank Gould and S. Louise Gould
(Proceedings pages 507–508)


We explore the topology of the projective plane and of its immersions in 3-space via two models based on the faceted octahedron. This is a symmetrical immersion closely connected to a smooth immersion discovered by Werner Boy.