Download e-book for iPad: Bicycling Science (MIT Press) by David Gordon Wilson

By David Gordon Wilson

The bicycle is sort of particular between human-powered machines in that it makes use of human muscle tissue in a near-optimum means. This re-creation of the bible of bicycle developers and bicyclists offers with reference to every thing you may need to know in regards to the historical past of bicycles, how humans propel them, what makes them cross speedier, and what retains them from going even swifter. The clinical and engineering details is of curiosity not just to designers and developers of bicycles and different human-powered cars but in addition to aggressive cyclists, bicycle commuters, and leisure cyclists.The 3rd variation starts off with a quick background of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes many common myths. This version contains info on contemporary experiments and achievements in human-powered transportation, together with the "ultimate human- powered vehicle," during which a supine rider in a streamlined enclosure steers through taking a look at a tv monitor attached to a small digital camera within the nostril, attaining speeds of round eighty miles in line with hour. It comprises thoroughly new chapters on aerodynamics, strange human-powered machines to be used on land and in water and air, human body structure, and the way forward for bicycling. This version additionally offers up to date details on rolling drag, transmission of energy from rider to wheels, braking, warmth administration, steerage and balance, energy and velocity, and fabrics. It comprises many new illustrations.

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