Prism Classification

A prism can be:

  • straight: when the side edges are perpendicular to the base planes;

  • oblique: when the side edges are oblique to the base planes.


straight prism

oblique prism

We call a regular prism every straight prism whose bases are regular polygons:

regular triangular prism

hexagonal regular prism

Note: The faces of a regular prism are congruent rectangles.

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