Parametric Movement of a Rubber Band
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In this Demonstration you can see the the patterns that emerge from the movement of the midpoint of a rubber band. The rubber band is tied to pegs on the circumferences of two disks. Disk 2 moves at a constant angular velocity of 1 radian/second without slipping. The movement of the pegs and the midpoint is defined by parametric equations that vary according to the different possible combinations of disks.
Contributed by: Alejandro Teutli (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
"Parametric Movement of a Rubber Band"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011