Category: Toric sections

Toric section
A toric section is an intersection of a plane with a torus, just as a conic section is the intersection of a plane with a cone. Special cases have been known since antiquity, and the general case was
Villarceau circles
In geometry, Villarceau circles (/viːlɑːrˈsoʊ/) are a pair of circles produced by cutting a torus obliquely through the center at a special angle. Given an arbitrary point on a torus, four circles can