# Rotating Lines around an Axis or a Circle

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Parallel line segments intersect an axis at right angles. They rotate at a rate proportional to the signed distance from the center point of the axis, creating a helicoid.

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Contributed by: George Beck (March 2011)

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"Rotating Lines around an Axis or a Circle"

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Published: March 7 2011