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 Post subject: What curve is this?
PostPosted: Sat, 12 May 2012 21:12:59 UTC 
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Hello!

Can somebody tell me what curve is this:

(a t; b sin t; c cos t), t e R


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 Post subject: Re: What curve is this?
PostPosted: Sat, 12 May 2012 22:28:29 UTC 
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mboricgs wrote:
Hello!

Can somebody tell me what curve is this:

(a t; b sin t; c cos t), t e R


it's an oblong elliptical spiral.

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 Post subject: Re: What curve is this?
PostPosted: Sat, 12 May 2012 22:31:36 UTC 
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Hello, mboricgs!

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Can somebody tell me what curve is this:

. . (a t,\; b\ sin t,\; c\cos t),\; t \in R

I agree . . .

It is an ellipsoidal spiral centered on the x-axis.



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