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4D Euler Brick


An Euler Brick is just a cuboid, or a rectangular box, in which all of the edges (length, depth, and height) have integer dimensions; and in which the diagonals on all three sides are also integers.







So if the length, depth and height are a, b, and c respectively, then a, b, and c are integers, as are the quantities √(a2+b2) and √(b2+c2) and √(c2+a2).

The problem is to find a four dimensional Euler Brick, in which the four sides a, b, c, and d are integers, as are the six face diagonals √(a2+b2) and √(a2+c2) and √(a2+d2) and √(b2+c2) and √(b2+d2) and √(c2+d2), or prove that such a cuboid cannot exist .


For further information, please see:

[1] http://www.christianboyer.com/eulerbricks/

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler_brick

[3] http://f2.org/maths/peb.html



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