Some articles on spiral, spiral shape, shape:
... Sun rotates, its magnetic field twists into a Parker spiral, a form of an Archimedean spiral, as it extends through the solar system ... The spiral nature of the heliospheric magnetic field had been noted earlier by Hannes Alfvén, based on the structure of comet tails ... The influence of this spiral-shaped magnetic field on the interplanetary medium (solar wind) creates the largest structure in the Solar System, the heliospheric current sheet ...
... An almost-circular shape with small spiral deformation seems to be the most efficient for chaotic fibers ... reflection from the smooth wall, until the ray hits the "chunk", at which the spiral curve is broken (see figure at right) ... The property of DCFs with spiral-shaped cladding can be interpreted as conservation of angular momentum ...
Famous quotes containing the words shape and/or spiral:
“Is it true or false that Belfast is north of London? That the galaxy is the shape of a fried egg? That Beethoven was a drunkard? That Wellington won the battle of Waterloo? There are various degrees and dimensions of success in making statements: the statements fit the facts always more or less loosely, in different ways on different occasions for different intents and purposes.”
—J.L. (John Langshaw)
“The spiral is a spiritualized circle. In the spiral form, the circle, uncoiled, unwound, has ceased to be vicious; it has been set free.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)