Helices
# Helices

This page has several dpgraphs of helices (helixes).
They can all be described by the parametric equation
**r**(t) = < cos(t), sin(t), a t >
for some constant a. As the helix goes once around
in the x-y plane, t increases by 2 pi and z increases
by delta z = 2 pi a. The different helices shown here
are labeled by delta z.
delta z = 1
(high resolution)

delta z = -1

delta z = 0.5
(high resolution)

0.2 < delta z < 1

-1 < delta z < 1

Instructor Information
Jim Swift's home page

Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
NAU Home Page

e-mail: Jim.Swift@nau.edu