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Like the cubic system, the tetragonal system has three axes that all meet at 90 degrees. It differs from the isometric system in that the C axis is longer than the A and B axis which are the same length. This makes it’s for a rectangular prism. It is important to note that the tetragonal system will have a square base and top, but its height will be longer than the axes which make the square base/top.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.