The equation below describes a helical toroid
I need a way to define pitch and chirality, if someone can please help me with these functions.
<cos(t)(R1+R2 cos(βt)),sin(t)(R1+R2 cos(βt)),R2 sin(βt)>
for example - a helical toroid with 100 turns (3.6° pitch) and left handed chirality
I assume R1 is the radius of the torus and R2 is the radius of the helical cross section
or.. the other way around (?) - I don't know.. do you know?
I could not find any explanation for (t) or (βt) either
I have no idea where to begin, I am not a mathematician,
I'm a designer and just need an equation for pitch and chirality functions for a design project.
any help would be appreciated.