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Bill (W. M.) Dunn, III
Montgomery College
Conroe, Texas

Skew
Line on a Torus

This animation was created using
Maple software.

References


For
animations see . . .
John F. Putz, MAPLE ANIMATION,
Chapman Hall CRC Press, 2003. 
For
those who have MATHEMATICA®, . . .
Alfred Gray, Modern Differential Geometry, 2nd
ed., CRC Press, 1998, pp. 304305.



Howard
Eves, An Introduction to the
History of Mathematics, 6th ed., Saunders College
Publishing, p. 324.

Victor
J. Katz, A History of Mathematics,
2nd ed., Addison Wesley Longman, 1998, pp. 768771.

Eric W.
Weisstein, CRC Concise Encyclopedia
of Mathematics, CRC Press, 1999, pp. 18161819.

Note:
Sections of a torus that are taken as planes parallel to the axis (not skewed as
in the case of our animation) are known as Spiric
Lines of Perseus.




