LiveGraphics3D Example:
The Borromean Rings



Two Visualizations of the Borromean Rings

The Borromean rings can be constructed in many ways, the common feature however is the following: Remove one of the three connected rings and the remaining two will fall apart.

Actually the Borromean rings cannot be constructed with flat circles, but for example with triangles, squares or ellipses as shown here.

Using "distorted" circles is another possibility to construct the Borromean rings. The implementation within Mathematica is shown below.




Implementation


Martin Kraus, March 24, 1998