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The wheels on the bus go.. (Posted on 2003-06-23) Difficulty: 4 of 5

If you drew a dot on the edge of a wheel and traced the path of the dot as the wheel rolled one complete revolution along a line, then the path formed would be called a cycloid (shown below), combining both forward and circular motion.

If a wheel of radius 1 traces out such a path, what is the length of the path formed by one complete revolution?

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Answer Comment 9 of 9 |
The length of the path formed by one complete revolution is eight units.

  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-03-20 09:53:32
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