The Mathematics, Physics and Geometry of Bicycle Tracks

presented by Matthias Morzfeld
March 28, 2017

You are brought to a crime scene. You are told that a thief just made off with a bag full of diamonds, escaping on a bicycle. You come across a pair of bicycle tracks in the mud (all this just happened after a monsoon rain storm).There is no doubt that the tracks were made by the fleeing thief. But which way did the thief go? We will use mathematics, geometry and physics to solve this mystery.