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Torus Coordinates

(coordinates for toruses)

Torus Coordinates are in the Toroidal direction which is around the "length" (around the hole), and the Poloidal direction which is around the "width" of the torus (through the hole). Radial is "up/down", in/out of the torus. These can be used for torus-shaped magnetic fields, with Poloidal being toward north.


(geometry,measure,magnetism,coordinates)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toroidal_and_poloidal

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