Circle Rolling on a Curve

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When a circle rolls without sliding on the inside or outside of a curved orbit, its intrinsic rotation depends on the curvature of the orbit. The radius of curvature on the orbit must be greater than the radius of the circle at each point.

Contributed by: Bernard Chabloz and Bernard Vuilleumier (May 2021)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



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