In the b-position, on the other hand, the torsion is against the hands of a clock.
In all these cases the torsion and asymmetry of the body are unaffected.
This is because the torsion varies as the fourth power of the diameter.
Even if it is only halved, the torsion is reduced sixteenfold.
It might be supposed that the torsion of the wire would appreciably affect the result.