The intersection of cylinders, whose axes all go through a common point and have equally distributed directions, yields very interesting shapes.

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The figure indicates the number of intersecting cylinders.

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Elements from the analytical geometry

More information for the intersection of 4 cylinders

As an example, details for the intersection 150

Other views on the intersection of 3 cylinders

Interesting relationships between the polygedra giving the directions of the intersecting cylindres.

A theorem for the number of facets of a intersection of cylinders.

Recognize the pattern of an intersection of cylinders.

See also: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SteinmetzSolid.html

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6th package of intersections (new, 2008)

7th package of intersections (new, 2009)