In geometry, a 2k1 polytope or {32,k,1} is a uniform polytope in (k+4) dimensions constructed from the En Coxeter group. The family was named by Coxeter as 2k1 by its bifurcating Coxeter-Dynkin diagram, with a single ring on the end of the 2-node sequence.

The family starts uniquely as 6-polytopes, but can be extended backwards to include the 5-orthoplex (pentacross) in 5-dimensions, and the 4-simplex (5-cell) in 4-dimensions.

Each polytope is constructed from (n-1)-simplex and 2k-1,1 (n-1)-polytope facets, each has a vertex figure as an (n-1)-demicube, {31,n-2,1}.

The complete family of 2k1 polytope polytopes are:

1. 5-cell: 201, (5 tetrahedra cells)
2. Pentacross: 211, (32 5-cell (20,1) facets)
3. Gosset 2 21 polytope: 221, (72 5-simplex and 27 5-orthoplex (21,1) facets)
4. Gosset 2 31 polytope: 231, (576 6-simplex and 56 22,1 facets)
5. Gosset 2 41 polytope: 241, (17280 7-simplex and 240 23,1 facets)
6. 521, tessellates Euclidean 8-space (∞ 8-simplex and ∞ 24,1 facets)

## Elements

Gosset 2k1 figures
n 2k1 Petrie
polygon

projection
Name
Coxeter-Dynkin
diagram
Facets Elements
k21 polytope (n-1)-simplex Vertices Edges Faces Cells 4-faces 5-faces 6-faces 7-faces
4 201 5-cell

{32,0,1}
-- 5
{33}
5 10 10
5
5 211 pentacross

{32,1,1}
16
{32,0,1}
16
{34}
10 40 80
80
32

6 221 Gosset 2_21 polytope

{32,2,1}
27
{32,1,1}
72
{35}
27 216 720
1080
648
99

7 231 Gosset 2_31_polytope

{32,3,1}
56
{32,2,1}
576
{36}
126 2016 10080
20160
16128
4788
632

8 241 Gosset 2_41_polytope

{32,4,1}
240
{32,3,1}
17280
{37}
2160 69120 483840
1209600
1209600
544320
144960
17520
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9 251 Gosset 2_51_lattice

(8-space tessellation)
{32,5,1}

{32,3,1}

{38}

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