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Wheels with coupling rod

  1. Aug 11, 2013 #1
    In this problem, the left wheel is connected via a slot and consequently I don't see how the wheel would undergo any motion at all until such time that the rod moves all the way to the edge of the slot because before this time, the joint can just undergo rotational motion to compensate for the right wheels vertical movement and sideways movement within the hinge to compensate for the right wheels horizontal motion. What do you guys think?

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  3. Aug 11, 2013 #2

    SammyS

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    Please use the template which PF provides for you when you post a HomeWork problem.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2013 #3

    CWatters

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    What Sammy said.

    The wheels on my car/bike are not linked together at all. All wheels manage to rotate just fine.
     
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