# Biradial Matrix

Biradial Matrix

A biradial matrix consists of two sets of equally spaced radial lines separated by a distance . Use the "nodes" or "rays" buttons to change the display. The rays (nodes) can be indexed from zero starting at the segment, creating a biradial coordinate system with coordinate pairings at the nodes; check "intersection labels" to see their values. By adhering to specific connection algorithms, fundamental field structures are set with the "attract", "repel" and "hyperbola" buttons. The number of rays from each pole can be set using the sliders and , which changes the subsequent field structures. The angular phase relation between the poles (defined elsewhere) can be set with the sliders and . This geometric construct has many applications in physics. The "line thickness" and "node diameter" sliders vary the thickness of the lines and diameter of the nodes.

D

D

R

A

R

B

ϕ

A

ϕ

B