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 2006-02-25, 22:24 #1 nibble4bits     Nov 2005 B616 Posts How many times around the loop? If I take a circle and place the 0 degree point on a ring in 3D, and the center on a ring that's the radius of the circle greater in width, then we have a torroid, right? :) If I start drawing a line somewhere on the torroid, such that I get something like "//////////" when looking at the torroid from the side, I'll call that drawing a spiral. If the lines are seperated by the circle's circumference divided by 20, then find a formula based on the torroid's inner and central (furthest from the surface while interior) radius. :) I haven't gotten this in any of my classes yet, but it would be interesting to see how people solve this. No, this is not a homework problem for those thinking that.
2006-02-25, 22:42   #2
drew

Jun 2005

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 Originally Posted by nibble4bits If I take a circle and place the 0 degree point on a ring in 3D, and the center on a ring that's the radius of the circle greater in width, then we have a torroid, right? :) If I start drawing a line somewhere on the torroid, such that I get something like "//////////" when looking at the torroid from the side, I'll call that drawing a spiral. If the lines are seperated by the circle's circumference divided by 20, then find a formula based on the torroid's inner and central (furthest from the surface while interior) radius. :) I haven't gotten this in any of my classes yet, but it would be interesting to see how people solve this. No, this is not a homework problem for those thinking that.
A formula for what, the length of line?

 2006-02-27, 09:34 #3 nibble4bits     Nov 2005 2×7×13 Posts Essentially. There's other interesting information to find out but that's what I was asking.

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