Chases and Escapes. The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion by Paul J. Nahin

@article{Tabachnikov2009ChasesAE,
title={Chases and Escapes. The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion by Paul J. Nahin},
author={Serge Tabachnikov},
journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
year={2009},
volume={31},
pages={78-79}
}

The century-old Menzin conjecture is proved: if the front wheel track is an oval with area at least π, then the respective monodromy is hyperbolic, and this result is extended to the multidimensional setting.Expand

Explicit solutions of the two-dimensional floating body problem (bodies that can float in all positions) for relative density different from 1/2 and of the tire track problem (tire tracks of a… Expand

We study closed smooth convex plane curves Λ enjoying the following property: a pair of pointsx, y can traverse Λ so that the distances betweenx andy along the curve and in the ambient plane do not… Expand

In the Sherlock Holmes mystery “The Priory School,” a telling piece of evidence comes from the observation and ensuing analysis of a pair of tire tracks. This evidence led Holmes and Watson to… Expand

Frontispiece Preface Foreword 1. Introduction to A Mathematician's Miscellany 2. Mathematics with minimum 'Raw Material' 3. From the mathematical tripos 4. Cross-purposes, unconscious assumptions,… Expand