Baiocchi Figures for Polydodecs
A polydodec, or polydodecagon, is a figure
formed by joining regular dodecagons edge to edge.
A Baiocchi figure is a figure
formed by joining copies of a polyform and having the maximal
symmetry for the polyform's class.
For polydodecs, that means the symmetry of a regular dodecagon,
or 12-way rotary with reflection.
If a polydodec lacks diagonal bilateral symmetry, its Baiocchi figures
must be Galvagni figures or contain Galvagni figures.
Baiocchi proposed the idea in January 2008.
Baiocchi figures first appeared in Erich Friedman's
Math Magic for that month.
Here are minimal known Baiocchi figures for polydodecs
of orders 1 through 4.
Not all these solutions are uniquely minimal.
Last revised 2012-08-26.
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Col. George Sicherman