Canal Surfaces

This page is a sub-page of our page on Surfaces.

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Related KMR-pages:

Developable Surfaces
Dupin Cyclides

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Other related sources of information:

Channel surfaces at Wikipedia
Pipe surfaces at Wikipedia

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The interactive simulations on this page can be navigated with the Free Viewer
of the Graphing Calculator.

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Definition: A canal surface is the envelope of a 1-parameter family of spheres.

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CircularHelix – CanalSurface 1:

The interactive simulation that created this movie

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CircularHelix – CanalSurface 2:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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