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A film of soap

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A film of soap with the shape of a helicoid. The helicoid is the only minimal surface which is ruled and it can be obtained by twisting a line around a perpendicular axis and, at the same time, translating the line in the direction of the axis.

The image belongs to the sections...:
From the exhibition Matematica trasparente (From the exhibitions of matematita)
"about the project" (From "XlaTangente")
Lines and curves in 3d-space (3D geometry)


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