In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point.

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Spiral - In Art
... The spiral has inspired artists throughout the ages ... Among the most famous of spiral-inspired art is Robert Smithson's earthwork, "Spiral Jetty", at the Great Salt Lake in Utah ... The spiral theme is also present in David Wood's Spiral Resonance Field at the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque, as well as in the critically acclaimed Nine Inch Nails 1994 concept album The Downward ...
Spiral Array Model
... In music theory, the spiral array model is an extended type of pitch space ... in the same geometric space, as a mathematical model involving concentric helixes (an "array of spirals") ... Further research by Chew and others have produced modifications of the spiral array model, and, applied it to various problems in music theory and practice, such as key finding and ...
Shchelkin Spiral
... The Shchelkin spiral is a device that assists the transition from deflagration (subsonic combustion) to detonation in a pulse detonation engine ... The spiral is named after Kirill Ivanovich Shchelkin, a Russian physicist who described it in his 1965 book Gas Dynamics of Combustion ... tube, which is a restriction provided by the Shchelkin spiral ...
Spiral Separator
... The term spiral separator can refer to either a device for separating slurry components by density, or for a device for sorting particles by shape ... Here, these are termed wet and dry spiral separators, respectively ...
List Of Ancient Spiral Stairs
... The list of ancient spiral stairs contains a selection of Greco-Roman spiral stairs constructed during classical antiquity ... The spiral stair is a type of stairway which, due to its complex helical structure, has been introduced relatively late into architecture ... basilicas and tombs were also fitted with spiral stairways ...

Famous quotes containing the word spiral:

    What is art,
    But life upon the larger scale, the higher,
    When, graduating up in a spiral line
    Of still expanding and ascending gyres,
    It pushes toward the intense significance
    Of all things, hungry for the Infinite?
    Art’s life,—and where we live, we suffer and toil.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    The spiral is a spiritualized circle. In the spiral form, the circle, uncoiled, unwound, has ceased to be vicious; it has been set free.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Year after year beheld the silent toil
    That spread his lustrous coil;
    Still as the spiral grew,
    He left the past year’s dwelling for the new,
    Stole with soft step its shining archway through,
    Built up its idle door,
    Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)