The initial three-dimensional spiral wave becomes more complex due to an instability of the vortex lines that causes elongation.
To begin the animation, press Start. Checking the Loop box allows the animation to replay continuously. Different views can be selected from the list at the left. The top surface is transparent while the bottom surface is opaque. Checking the Rotate(z) box causes the animation to rotate continuously while the animation plays. The slab also can be rotated, zoomed, or panned directly using the mouse.
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