20060225, 22:24  #1 
Nov 2005
B6_{16} 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. 
20060225, 22:42  #2  
Jun 2005
2·191 Posts 
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20060227, 09:34  #3 
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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