Kirk McDonald

Princeton, NJ 08544, U.S.A.
Joseph Henry Laboratories, Princeton University


McDonald K. T.
Hexagonal Pencil Rolling on an Inclined Plane
2008, vol. 13, no. 4, pp.  332-343
An everyday example of a nonholonomic mechanical system is a pencil rolling on an inclined plane. Aspects of the motion are discussed in various approximations, of which the most realistic assumes rolling without sliding and that a constant fraction of the pencil’s kinetic energy is retained after each collision with the plane.
Keywords: pencil rolling
Citation: McDonald K. T.,  Hexagonal Pencil Rolling on an Inclined Plane, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2008, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 332-343

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