Spheritorus (EntityTopic, 11)

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Of all the four-dimensional torii, the spheritorus, previously known as the toracubinder, is the closest analog to the three-dimensional torus. It is formed by taking an uncapped spherinder and connecting its ends in a loop. Its toratopic dual is the torisphere. It has two possible cross-sections in coordinate planes through the origin: the torus, and two disjoint spheres.


  • Variables:
R ⇒ major radius of the spheritorus
r ⇒ minor radius of the spheritorus
h ⇒ height of the spheritorus
  • All points (x, y, z, w) that lie on the surcell of a spheritorus will satisfy the following equation:
(√(x2 + y2) − R)2 + z2 + w2 = r2
  • The parametric equations are:
x = r cos a cos b cos c + R cos c
y = r cos a cos b sin c + R sin c
z = r cos a sin b
w = r sin a
total edge length = Unknown
total surface area = Unknown
surcell volume = 4π2Rr(r+h)
bulk = 2π2Rr2h


Jonathan Bowers aka Polyhedron Dude created these two excellent cross-section renderings:

Notable Tetrashapes
Regular: pyrochoronaerochorongeochoronxylochoronhydrochoroncosmochoron
Powertopes: triangular octagoltriatesquare octagoltriatehexagonal octagoltriateoctagonal octagoltriate
Circular: glomecubinderduocylinderspherindersphonecylindronediconeconinder
Torii: tigertorispherespheritorustorinderditorus

4a. IIII
4b. (IIII)
5a. (II)II
5b. ((II)II)
6a. (II)(II)
6b. ((II)(II))
List of toratopes