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Topic: Surface geodesics
Replies: 16   Last Post: Jan 23, 2014 7:01 AM

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 William Elliot Posts: 2,637 Registered: 1/8/12
Re: Surface geodesics
Posted: Jan 20, 2014 10:42 PM

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.

Date Subject Author
1/19/14 €XPOSITO
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1/19/14 Brian Q. Hutchings
1/19/14 €XPOSITO
1/19/14 William Elliot
1/20/14 ross.finlayson@gmail.com
1/20/14 €XPOSITO
1/21/14 Narasimham
1/20/14 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
1/21/14 Leon Aigret
1/22/14 €XPOSITO
1/20/14 William Elliot
1/20/14 €XPOSITO
1/20/14 William Elliot
1/20/14 €XPOSITO
1/20/14 William Elliot
1/23/14 €XPOSITO