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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
Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England The MIT Press [2020]
© 2020
Source: Verbunddaten SWB
Subject: DK 629.118.3
DK 629.118
DK 629
Call number: 21.1159 8.
ISBN: 9780262538404
Table of Contents:
  • A short history of bicycling
  • Human power generation
  • Speed achievements and racing
  • Power and speed
  • Bicycle aerodynamics
  • Rolling : wheels, tires and bearings
  • Braking
  • Steering, balancing and stability
  • Power transmission and hybrid systems
  • Special human-powered machines
  • Human-powered vehicles for transportation.