Inversive Geometry II: The Peaucellier Inversor Mechanism

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This ingenious linkage mechanism was designed in 1864 as a device to transform circular into straight line motion.

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Drag the red circular joint to draw its inverse with respect to the orange circle under free, circular or straight constraints. Use reset to clean the image path.

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Contributed by: Jaime Rangel-Mondragon (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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