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Mathematics meets technology

Author: Brian Bolt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book has been written for teachers of mathematics and technology to help them to exploit the wealth of ideas in a study of mechanisms. A wide variety of mechanisms is discussed and illustrated by a range of applications, followed by a comprehensive set of exercises with their solutions." -- Introduction, p. v.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Bolt
ISBN: 0521376920 9780521376921
OCLC Number: 20089092
Description: x, 199 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Around we go! -Transmitting rotary motion using belts, pulleys, sprockets and chains; 2. Gnashing teeth! -An analysis of gear trains; 3. Tipping, tilting and turning -The variable-based triangle; 4. Swings, lifts and balances -Applications of the parallelogram linkage; 5. From rocking horses to steam engines -Applications of the isosceles trapezium linkage; 6. Why is a cyclist like a pedal bin? -Applications and analysis of the general 4-bar linkage; 7. Hoist away! -Winding mechanisms; 8. Rolling along -Rollers and wheels; 9. Forward twist! -Combining rotary and linear motion; 10. A bumpy ride! -Cams and ratchets; 11. Win some, lose some! -Levers and hydraulic rams; 12. Mechanical manipulators -An analysis of robot designs; Solutions to exercises
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A resource book which looks at the design of mechanisms, for example gears and linkages, through the eyes of a mathematician.  Read more...

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