Program Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Mashtakov A. P., Ardentov A. A., Sachkov Y. L.
Relation Between Euler’s Elasticae and Sub-Riemannian Geodesics on $SE(2)$
2016, vol. 21, no. 7-8, pp. 832-839
In this note we describe a relation between Euler’s elasticae and sub-Riemannian geodesics on $SE(2)$. Analyzing the Hamiltonian system of the Pontryagin maximum principle, we show that these two curves coincide only in the case when they are segments of a straight line.