Skew Lines

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skew lines

[′skyü ‚līnz]
Lines which do not lie in the same plane in euclidean three-dimensional space.

Skew Lines


lines in space that do not lie in a common plane. If two lines are skew, they are contained in parallel planes, the distance between which is regarded as the distance between the two skew lines. This distance is equal to the shortest distance from the points of one line to the points of the other.

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With regard to arrangement (distribution) of the gear mesh zone, to the nature of the contact surfaces being in mutual touch and to the other geometrical and kinematical properties, the spiroid gears are much less sensitive to production and assembly defects as the other gears with skew line axes.
There exists a set P of n pairwise skew lines in [[?
2/3] lines in one of its rulings, giving n pairwise skew lines.