The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 78–79 | Cite as

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

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007, 253 pp., US $24.95. ISBN-13: 978-0-691-12514-5, ISBN-10: 0-691-12514-7
  • Serge TabachnikovEmail author
Review Osmo Pekonen, Editor


Front Wheel Rear Wheel Calculus Sequence Pursuit Problem Merchant Ship 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. [1]
    D. Finn. Can a bicycle create a unicycle track? College Math. J. 33 (2002), 283–292.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    M. Levi, S. Tabachnikov. On bicycle tire tracks geometry, hatchet planimeter, Menzin’s conjecture and oscillation of unicycle tracks. Experimental Math. (in prep.)Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    J. E. Littlewood. Littlewood’s Miscellany. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1986.Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    S. Tabachnikov. Tire track geometry: variations on a theme. Israel J. Math. 151 (2006), 1–28.zbMATHCrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  5. [5]
    F. Wegner. Floating bodies of equilibrium in 2D, the tire track problem and electrons in a parabolic magnetic field. preprint physics/0701241.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Personalised recommendations