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The field of circular helices

  1. Feb 22, 2014 #1
    The following definitions are correct?




    We associate to a circular helix a complex numbers called complex torsion defined as follows:

    Definition: It's called complex torsion associated to a circular helix the complex number [tex]q=\tau+i\kappa[/tex] , where [tex]\tau[/tex] is the torsion of circular helix, [tex]\kappa[/tex] is its curvature, and [tex]i[/tex] is the imaginary unit.

    Next, we define operations with circular helices, as follows:

    Definition: It's called the sum of the circular helix [tex]E_1[/tex] of complex torsion [tex]\tau_1+i\kappa_1[/tex] with the circular helix [tex]E_2[/tex] of complex torsion [tex]\tau_2+i\kappa_2[/tex], and we note [tex]E=E_1+E_2[/tex], the circular helix [tex]E[/tex] of complex torsion [tex]q=q_1+q_2=\tau_1+\tau_2+i(\kappa_1+\kappa_2)[/tex] .

    Definition: It's called the product of the circular helix [tex]E_1[/tex] of complex torsion [tex]\tau_1+i\kappa_1[/tex] with the circular helix [tex]E_2[/tex] of complex torsion [tex]\tau_2+i\kappa_2[/tex], and we note [tex]E=E_1\cdot E_2[/tex], the circular helix [tex]E[/tex] of complex torsion [tex]q=q_1\cdot q_2=\tau_1\tau_2-\kappa_1\kappa_2+i(\tau_1\kappa_2+\tau_2\kappa_1)[/tex].

    With these definitions we have built the so-called field of circular helices. Thereby, we can add and multiply circular helix like we can operate as complex numbers, and such a construction can be useful by using complex analysis to study the movement of a mobile on a certain curve whose complex torsion depends on time.
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2014 #2
    Is this a question?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2014 #3
    Yes, I wanted to look like a question.
     
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