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4. By definiti on, 7 is the ratio of a diagon al and a side length of Ps: Choosing t he vertical diagonal and t he vertical side, we have 7- - Iw-w 4 1 w -w4 - ~ -~ Iw2 - w3 1 - w2 - w3 ' where t he last equality is du e to both complex num bers w - w4 and w2 - w3 being purely imaginary wit h positive imagina ry parts. Simple arit hmetic using wS = 1 now gives 1 7 = _ (w2 + w3 ) and - = w + w4 . 17) 7 Finally, the 5-fold symmet ry of the proj ected vertices is given by multiplication by wi, j = 0, .

We conclude this section by showing that, up to conjugation, these are all the finite subgroups of SU(2) . ) A convenient way to describe these groups is by using quaternions. ) Let H denote the skew-field of quaternions with canonical basis {I,i ,j,k}. A typical element in H is a + bi + cj + dk, a,b,c,d E R, and quaternionic multiplication obeys the relations i2 = i = k 2 = -1, ij = -ji = k, jk = -kj = i , ki = -ik = j , and it is extended linearly to H = R 4 . 4). ) In what follows, we identify S3 and SU(2) with this isomorphism.

Finite Mobius Groups tetrahedron is G. ) We now consider the third numerical column. This time , we note that this case should correspond to the octahedral group. We have three orbits in II that contain 24/3 = 8, 24/4 = 6, and 24/2 = 12 orbits. The three orbits contain different number of elements, in particular, each orbit must be invariant under the antipodal map of S2. Let x E II be a pole in the orbit containing 6 elements, and pick y E II different from x and its antipodal. Let R be a generator of Gx .