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Old 05-26-09, 05:28 PM
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Ryan,
You should be able to find ideas here:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bicycle+calculus+project
Also, saying "calculus" is like saying "car" and wondering why you get everything from a Porche to a Hundai. You could do something easy like look at the height change of a bicycle in relation to the number of molecules of air you put into the tires from flat to say, 150psi, or you could go in deeper and look at steering response. I'm guessing you're in high school, so something closer to the former would probably be good. Try searching as well?

As an additional one, the plotted path of the rear wheel in relation to front wheel steering input usually falls under calc. You would need some sort of goal to make it not a simple geometry problem, such as finding a non strait path where the front and rear wheels follow a strait line. The up side of that is that problem is VERY well documented online.
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