Bending a Wire on a Cylinder
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When a wire is bent around a cylinder to make a coil, the end of the wire follows a path corresponding to the involute of a circle.
Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (December 2008)
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"Bending a Wire on a Cylinder"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: December 7 2008