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ERIC Number: EJ937593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Non-Circular Wheels: Reuleaux and Squares
Mills, Allan
Physics Education, v46 n2 p203-205 Mar 2011
Circular wheels are so familiar on vehicles of all types that it is seldom realized that alternatives do exist. This short non-mathematical article describes Reuleaux and square wheels that, rolling along appropriate tracks, can maintain a moving platform at a constant height. Easily made working models lend themselves to demonstrations at science fairs and open days. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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