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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 (including through the hole). Radial is "up/down", in/out of the torus. These can be used for torus-shaped magnetic fields.


(geometry,measure,magnetism,coordinates)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toroidal_and_poloidal
http://fusionwiki.ciemat.es/wiki/Toroidal_coordinates
https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/cfsa/people/hnat/present/miraw_day_2009_v3.pdf

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