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November 21st, 2017, 09:46 PM   #1
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String twist limits

Take a string initially of diameter D and length L, where L>>D. Twist the string until it forms a helix. Repeat until the limit near L~D. What is the resultant geometry?

Take a string with the above starting L and D, connecting ends with itself to form a "torus" with N/2 string twists, where N is an integer. What is the limit of twists?
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