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Topic: Surface geodesics
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William Elliot

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Re: Surface geodesics
Posted: Jan 20, 2014 10:42 PM
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On Mon, 20 Jan 2014, ?~B?XPOSITO wrote:

> As for the helix tube, I don't think all of its geodesics are plane (by this
> I mean contained in a plane). Taking all sections of the tube (by section I
> mean intersecting the tube with a plane orthogonal to the tube axis), the
> highermost points for each section define a geodesic, presuming I am using
> the right concept wisely.


Consider the geodetic from the top of the tup end of the tube to
the top of the bottom end of the tube.

Consider a geodetic from the outside equator of a torus
to the point on the inside equator of the opposite side.



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