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Right prism


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Right prism (Geom) a cone, cylinder, prism, or pyramid, the axis of which is perpendicular to the base.
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In literature:

Far to our right the rays decking the prisms of icebergs were gorgeous.
"The Smoky God" by Willis George Emerson
The prisms cleave, though imperfectly, at right angles to the geometrical axis; and hexagonal slices were formerly worn in the East.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The primary form of the crystals is a right rhomboidal prism.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Each of these two equal parts is a right tri-prism.
"Text books of Art Education, v. 2 of 7" by Hugo B. Froehlich
The usual form of ice-crystals in clouds is a right hexagonal prism, which may be elongated as a needle or foreshortened like a thin plate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various

In news:

A&E and Bio President and General Manager Robert DeBitetto, center, is flanked by actress Michele Lee, left, and Mariette Hartley, right, at the 2009 Prism Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 23.
The sculpture shown at right is made of stainless steel and prism glass .

In science:

The prism over the octahedron (left) and a combinatorially different polytope with the same graph (right).
Polytopality and Cartesian products of graphs
Figure 10. A decomposition of the 3-dimensional sphere (middle) using a cycle of three hexagonal prisms (left) and a cycle of six triangular prisms (right).
Polytopality and Cartesian products of graphs
Moreover, we get the function RR Da at the tope face and the function RR La at the right face of the prism (speci´Čücally, the restriction of this function to this triangle).
Arrays and the octahedron recurrence
Its dual is the triangular prism (Figure 3, right), which is a non-simplicial polytope of dimension d = 3 with precisely one pair of disjoint facets (the triangles at the top and bottom, shaded in the diagram).
Complementary vertices and adjacency testing in polytopes
The 2 polarizers are identical, they are designed as Glan-Thompson prisms: made of two right-angled Calcite prisms cemented together2 .
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The collimated beam from the Brashear spectrograph enters from below through the hole on the lower left, passes through the prism (visible under the large triangular plate), and proceeds to the f /2.5 Voigtlander lens that is mounted inside the large brass cylinder in the upper right.
V.M. Slipher and the Development of the Nebular Spectrograph