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Bicycling science

"A new, updated edition of a popular book on the history, science, and engineering of bicycles. The bicycle is almost unique among human-powered machines in that it uses human muscles in a near-optimum way. This new edition of the bible of bicycle enthusiasts provides just about everything you...

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Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Wilson, David Gordon (Author), Schmidt, Theodor (Author), Papadopoulos, Jim (Contributor)
Other Authors: Schmidt, Theodor (VerfasserIn) 1954- , Papadopoulos, Jim (MitwirkendeR)
Edition: Fourth edition
Type of Resource: Book
Language: English
published:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England The MIT Press [2020]
© 2020
Subjects:
Source: Verbunddaten SWB
Subject: DK 629.118.3
DK 629.118
DK 629
Call number: 21.1159 8.
ISBN: 9780262538404
0262538407
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Summary: "A new, updated edition of a popular book on the history, science, and engineering of bicycles. The bicycle is almost unique among human-powered machines in that it uses human muscles in a near-optimum way. This new edition of the bible of bicycle enthusiasts provides just about everything you could want to know about the history of bicycles, how human beings propel them, what makes them go faster, and what keeps them from going even faster. The scientific and engineering information is of interest not only to designers and builders of bicycles and other human-powered vehicles but also to competitive cyclists, bicycle commuters, and recreational cyclists. The fourth edition begins with a brief history of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes widespread myths. This edition includes information on recent experiments and research in human-powered transportation. It contains completely new material on cycling achievements, special human-powered machines for use on land and in water and air, and power-assisted bicycles. This edition also provides updated information on human physiology, aerodynamics, rolling drag, transmission of power from rider to wheels, braking, heat management, steering and stability, power and speed. It contains many new illustrations, references, and internet-links"--
Item Description: Literaturanagaben
Physical Description: IX, 552 Seiten; Illustrationen, Diagramme
ISBN: 9780262538404
0262538407
Call number: 21.1159 8.