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Mathematics Meets Technology - Brian Bolt

Mathematics Meets Technology

Paperback Published: 2nd December 1991
ISBN: 9780521376921
Number Of Pages: 216
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old

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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. There are a wide variety of examples including car steering, anglepoise lamps, bicycles, cine cameras, folding push chairs and the design of robots. Readers are encouraged to make models throughout and to look for further examples in everyday life. Suitable for GCSE, A level, and mathematics/technology/engineering courses in Further Education.

Around we go! -Transmitting rotary motion using belts, pulleys, sprockets and chains
Gnashing teeth! -An analysis of gear trains
Tipping, tilting and turning -The variable-based triangle
Swings, lifts and balances -Applications of the parallelogram linkage
From rocking horses to steam engines -Applications of the isosceles trapezium linkage
Why is a cyclist like a pedal bin? -Applications and analysis of the general 4-bar linkage
Hoist away! -Winding mechanisms
Rolling along -Rollers and wheels
Forward twist! -Combining rotary and linear motion
A bumpy ride! -Cams and ratchets
Win some, lose some! -Levers and hydraulic rams
Mechanical manipulators -An analysis of robot designs
Solutions to exercises
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521376921
ISBN-10: 0521376920
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
For Grades: 6 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 2nd December 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45