# The Path of the Rear Wheels of a Bus

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This Demonstration shows the path followed by the rear wheels of a bus as its front moves along a road. You can design the road using locators as control points for a closed spline and choosing its smoothness. You can drag the locators and you can create or eliminate them with Alt+click. Once designed, the path is used by the bus for a certain number of circuits.

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Contributed by: Jaime Rangel-Mondragon (July 2013)

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

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References

[1] H. I. Feeman and S. D. Riemenschneidr, "Determining the Path of the Rear Wheels of a Bus," *SIAM Review*, 25, 1983 pp. 561–567.

[2] G. E. Prince and S. P. Dubois, "Mathematical Models for Motion of the Rear Ends of Vehicles," *Mathematical and Computer Modelling*, 49, 2009 pp. 2049–2060.

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Published: July 10 2013