line spiral


last updated: 2003-07-20

A line spiral is a spiral composed of right lines.

We distinguish the following forms:

  • rectangular Archimedes' spiral

    This spiral is the rectangular form of the Archimedes' spiral.
    The distance between the windings is the same.

  • rectangular equiangular spiral
    Construct line pieces rectangular on each other, where the length is a factor a < 1 smaller than the former.

  • right equiangular spiral
    This curve approximates the equiangular spiral.