This page is a sub-page of our page on Surfaces.
• Developable Surfaces
• Dupin Cyclides
Other related sources of information:
• Channel surfaces at Wikipedia
• Pipe surfaces at Wikipedia
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Definition: A canal surface is the envelope of a 1-parameter family of spheres.
CircularHelix – CanalSurface 1:
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CircularHelix – CanalSurface 2:
The interactive simulation that created this movie.