Geodesic Curves

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Connection basics Q:

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Tangent field connection Q:

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Normal field connection:

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Torus – non-geodesic Q:

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Sphere – non-geodesic latitude Q:

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Sphere – non-geodesic planar slice Q:

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Cylinder non-geodesic Q:

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Cylinder geodesic Q:

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Cone – non-geodesic Q:

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Cone – geodesic wrapping (close):

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Cone geodesic wrapping Q1:

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Cone geodesic wrapping Q2:

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