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pst-vehicle: creating vehicles for physical animations

This package was created to illustrate the notion of slope, the coefficient of the tangent line at a point of a curve. On the road, a rampant way or a dangerous descent due to their slope is indicated by a sign showing the percentage of the slope of this section of road, for example 10%.

It was therefore quite obvious that the idea of representing a vehicle rolling without slipping on a curve came into our minds. Different types of vehicles are proposed, the shape of the curve is to be defined by its equation: $y=f(x)$ in algebraic notation.

Save the files pst-vehicle.sty|data|tex in a directory, which is part of your local tree. The pro file should go into $TEXMF/dvips/pstricks/ Then do not forget to run texhash to update this tree.

pst-vehicle needs pstricks, which should be part of your local installation, otherwise get it from a CTAN server, https://mirror.ctan.org

PSTricks is PostScript Tricks, the documentation cannot be run with pdftex, use the sequence latex->dvips->ps2pdf or pdflatex with package auto-pst-pdf or xelatex or (best) lualatex

This program can redistributed and/or modified under %% the terms of the Project Public License %% Distributed from CTAN archives in directory %% macros/latex/base/lppl.txt; either version 1.3c of %% the License, or (at your option) any later version. %%

Thomas Söll Bugs: hvoss@tug.org

%% $Id: README.md 819 2018-09-26 06:40:48Z herbert $

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pst-vehicle – A PSTricks package for rolling vehicles on graphs of mathematical functions

This package permits to represent vehicles rolling without slipping on mathematical curves. Different types of vehicles are proposed, the shape of the curve is to be defined by its equation “y=f(x)” in algebraic notation.

Version1.3 2021-12-29
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
MaintainerThomas Söll
Herbert Voß
Contained inTeX Live as pst-vehicle
MiKTeX as pst-vehicle
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