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Villarceau Circles
It is obvious that every point on a torus is contained in two circles that lie on the torus. Less obvious is the fact that every such point is contained in two additional circles, called the Villarceau circles.
Contributed by:
Stan Wagon
(Macalester College)
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Mathematica in Action
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Contributed by:
Stan Wagon
(Macalester College)
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