gives the Euler characteristic of a poly.
- EulerCharacteristic is also known as Euler number or Euler–Poincaré characteristic.
- EulerCharacteristic is a topological invariant that describes the shape of the polyhedron, regardless of the way it is bent.
- The Euler characteristic for a polyhedron is given by , where is the number of vertices, the number of edges and the number of faces.
- A polyhedron with voids and tunnels satisfies .
- The Euler characteristic for a mesh region is given by χ=(-1)nMeshCellCount[poly,n].
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EulerCharacteristic works on polyhedrons:
Polyhedrons with disconnected components:
EulerCharacteristic works on mesh regions:
Properties & Relations (3)
Use EulerCharacteristic to compute PolyhedronGenus for a simple polyhedron:
Euler characteristic of a convex polyhedron equals 2:
Euler characteristic of UniformPolyhedron is 2:
Wolfram Research (2019), EulerCharacteristic, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/EulerCharacteristic.html.
Wolfram Language. 2019. "EulerCharacteristic." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/EulerCharacteristic.html.
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