I was wondering how to find the radius of curvature of a helix. If it's circling around the z axis, the radius of it's projection onto the xy axis is a circle of radius r. Let one full cycle of the helix around the z-axis cover a distance d along the z-axis, then what is R, the radius of curvature of the helix in terms of d and r? I know it must be larger than d + r... Is there a handy formula for this?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Helix and radius of curvature

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