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Topic: Surface geodesics
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Re: Surface geodesics
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 7:01 AM
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On 21/01/2014 04:42, William Elliot wrote:
> 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.

Again, ONE geodesic doesn't mean ALL geodesics.

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