Evolutes & Involutes

By Chris Wyman, Erik Streed, and Tim McMurry.

Click on our names to see our home pages. They should provide enough ways for you to waste the whole class period, and maybe you can avoid doing this lab.

To understand this lab you should be familiar with some linear algebra, signed curvature in the plane, cycloids, and cardioids. You should also be familiar with Maple.

If want to have a hope of finishing this lab you will need Maple.


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*The only this reason that this button works is that I stole the code from one of our other labs. Thanks Rick and Davide.