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Wittgenstein Thought

Bill Finzer

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These two sketches illustrate a problem posed by Wittgenstein.

A stick passes through a sleeve (in which it can smoothly slide). The sleeve is nailed to the wall. As one endpoint of the stick describes a circle, what does the other endpoint describe? Be sure TO look at Witt Engine before Witt Path.


Witt Engine

This is a straightforward demonstration of the problem. Here is a picture of the sketch:


Witt Path

In this sketch the path is shown dynamically as you vary the parameters. This is what it looks like:

 

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