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      Parameters for the Tractrix

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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
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPWLKVG.v1
            79e15e92-1a18-4cdf-babe-b68440927e20

            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 .


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            Tractrix,towing,caravan,traler

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