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      Parameters for the Tractrix

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      Tractrix, towing, caravan, traler

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          Abstract

          The tractrix is a curve which tracks the path of a dragged object. On an X-Y graph it will show the co-ordinates of the object where it has been and where it is going. Such a graph is dimensionless but once a dimension is introduced all other dimensional aspects follow. Whether the object is a recalcitrant dog on a leash, a water skier or a log with one end being dragged along the ground, the path followed will be a tractrix shape, ceteris paribus.

          This preprint is intended to show how passage of time is introduced to the functioning tractrix.

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          ScienceOpen Preprints
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          11 September 2020
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          [1 ] Independant researcher
          Article
          10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPWLKVG.v1

          This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .

          All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article (and its supplementary information files).

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          traler, caravan, towing, Tractrix

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