Here we have one of the most important figures in Synergetics; the Vector Equilibrium. [FULL AMIMATION]
It’s based on the closest packing of twelve unit radius spheres around a nuclear sphere. The vectors (lines connecting the centers of the spheres} are all of equal length. The figure is not stable and represents a “Zero State,” a phase which is passed through but never paused at. Because of this, this figure is rarely seen in nature.
For now, I just want you to see how this figure is derived because it is the basis of much of what we are doing here.