Reinventing the wheel (on topic!)



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Mike Causer

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On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 13:25:56 +0000, Simon Brooke wrote:

> <URL:http://www.primidi.com/2004/04/05.html>




"So far, no one has found a road-and wheel combination in which the road
has the same shape as the wheel. That's an intriguing challenge for
mathematicians."

Circular/circular does it. As seen when a cyclist rides a Wall-of-Death.
Yes I _do_ mean cyclist, and a very strong lad he was!


Mike
 
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Alan Braggins

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Mike Causer wrote:
>On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 13:25:56 +0000, Simon Brooke wrote:
>
>> <URL:http://www.primidi.com/2004/04/05.html>

>
> "So far, no one has found a road-and wheel combination in which the road
> has the same shape as the wheel. That's an intriguing challenge for
> mathematicians."
>
>Circular/circular does it. As seen when a cyclist rides a Wall-of-Death.


As seen more frequently when a cyclist rides a straight road on the surface
of a globe.
 
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Ambrose Nankivell

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Alan Braggins wrote:
> Mike Causer wrote:
>> On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 13:25:56 +0000, Simon Brooke wrote:
>>
>>> <URL:http://www.primidi.com/2004/04/05.html>

>>
>> "So far, no one has found a road-and wheel combination in which the
>> road has the same shape as the wheel. That's an intriguing
>> challenge for mathematicians."
>>
>> Circular/circular does it. As seen when a cyclist rides a
>> Wall-of-Death.

>
> As seen more frequently when a cyclist rides a straight road on the
> surface of a globe.


Well, circular up to a point. The line on the globe being more circular, of
course.

--
Ambrose