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95.
Experiments in Twisting.
z cords are arranged at equal distances
on the [deleted: rad] circumference of a circle
circular tube at equal distances from
one another, thus: -
[Caption: (1)
2 cords
(2)
3 cords
&c -
(3)]
If the tube is now
simply bent so that the
ends are joined, as
is being done in fig 3,
the ends of each
cord will meet, and
^separate unlinked circles of cord will result. But if
^the end of the tube is twisted through 360[degrees]/z (where
z = no of cords) this will no longer
be the case, & other results will fol-
low which is proposed to investi-
gate.
360[degrees]/z is called "[deleted: one] ^an arc", whatever the value

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