Vector Equilibrium Sphere Pack (FREE PNG)
When 12 equi-radius spheres are close packed around a nuclear sphere and the relationships of their centers are drawn as vectors, the Vector Equilibrium (Cuboctahedron) is formed. Buckminster Fuller named it the "Vector Equilibrium" because every edge (vector) was of equal length to the the distance between the vertexes and the center of the nucleus sphere.
FROM SYNERGETICS by Buckminster Fuller
"440.01 Equilibrium between positive and negative is zero. The vector equilibrium is the true zero reference of the energetic mathematics. Zero pulsation in the vector equilibrium is the nearest approach we will ever know to eternity and god: the zerophase of conceptual integrity inherent in the positive and negative asymmetries that propagate the differentials of consciousness.
440.02 The vector equilibrium is of the greatest importance to all of us because all the nuclear tendencies to implosion and explosion are reversible and are always in exact balance. The radials and the circumferentials are in balance. But the important thing is that the radials, which would tend to explode since they are outwardly pushing, are always frustrated by the tensile finiteness of the circumferential vectors, which close together in an orderly manner to cohere the disorderly asundering. When the radial vectors are tensilely contractive and separately implosive, they are always prevented from doing so by the finitely closing pushers or compressors of the circumferential set of vectors. The integrity of Universe is implicit in the external finiteness of the circumferential set and its surface-layer, close-packing, radius-contracting proclivity which always encloses the otherwise divisive internal radial set of omnidirectional vectors."
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