# Hopf torus, circle by circle

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Remember my
first post
on the Hopf torus? I constructed it circle by circle. Below are some
animations of this construction. I save the image each time a circle is
added. The **rgl** package automatically centers the plot,
and this gives a nice effect.

First animation, three lobes, using a modified stereographic projection:

Here is the code producing this animation:

# Hopf fiber HopfFiber <- function(q, t){ 1/sqrt(2*(1+q[1L])) * c(q[3L]*cos(t) + q[2L]*sin(t), q[2L]*cos(t) - q[3L]*sin(t), sin(t)*(1+q[1L]), cos(t)*(1+q[1L])) } # Modified stereographic projection mstereog <- function(x){ acos(x[4L])/sqrt(1-x[4L]^2) * x[1L:3L] } # plot library(rgl) open3d(windowRect = c(50, 50, 562, 562)) bg3d("#666970") view3d(0, 0, zoom = 0.9) t_ <- seq(0, 2*pi, len = 200L) # 200 subdivisions per circle u_ <- seq(0, 2*pi, len = 300L) # 300 circles nlobes <- 3L # number of lobes of the Hopf torus colors <- colorRampPalette( # colors head(trekcolors::trek_pal("klingon"), -2L), interpolate = "spline", bias = 0.15 )(150L) colors <- c(colors, rev(colors)) for(i in 1:length(u_)){ u <- u_[i] x <- cos(pi/2 - (pi/2-0.44)*cos(nlobes*u)) z <- sin(pi/2 - (pi/2-0.44)*cos(nlobes*u)) * cos(u+0.44*sin(2*nlobes)) y <- -sin(pi/2 - (pi/2-0.44)*cos(nlobes*u)) * sin(u+0.44*sin(2*nlobes)) circle4d <- vapply(t_, function(t){ HopfFiber(c(x, y, z), t) }, numeric(4L)) circle3d <- t(apply(circle4d, 2L, mstereog)) shade3d( cylinder3d(circle3d, radius = 0.1, sides = 15), color = colors[i] ) rgl.snapshot(sprintf("pic%03d.png", i)) # save } # duplicate last pic to make a pause at the end of the animation for(i in 301L:350L){ file.copy("pic300.png", sprintf("pic%03d.png", i)) } # make animation pngFiles <- list.files(pattern = "^pic?.*png$") library(gifski) gifski( pngFiles, gif_file = "HopfTorusCircleByCircle_3lobes.gif", width = 512, height = 512, delay = 1/9 # 9 pics per second ) # delete png files file.remove(pngFiles)

Four lobes, modified stereographic projection, with the ‘rocket’ color
palette (in **grDevices** package):

Two lobes, classical stereographic projection:

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