Definition: The simplest N-dimensional polytope. The generalization of a triangle (2D) or tetrahedron (3D).

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)

Note: The one dimensional simplex is a line segment.

Author: PEB

More information

Eric W. Weisstein, Simplex, from MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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