Can someone give me the intuition behind not using time as a parameter

1. Dec 5, 2011

teddyayalew

Can someone give me the intuition behind not using time as a parameter for a Cycloid.

2. Dec 5, 2011

teddyayalew

Re: Cycloid

Sorry I mean to say why is using the angle by which the wheel has turned more preferable than using time as a parameter. I understand both can be used.

3. Dec 5, 2011

teddyayalew

Re: Cycloid

Sorry I mean to say why is using the angle by which the wheel has turned more preferable than using time as a parameter. I understand both can be used.