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Bicycling science 3rd edition

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Bicycling Science by David Gordon Wilson with contributions by Jim Papadopoulos. 3rd edition published by MIT Press. 2004. Paperback in very good condition. Initials of previous owner on fly leaf.

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 builders and bicyclists 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 third edition begins with a brief history of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes many widespread myths. This edition includes information on recent experiments and achievements in human-powered transportation, including the "ultimate human-powered vehicle," in which a supine rider in a streamlined enclosure steers by looking at a television screen connected to a small camera in the nose, reaching speeds of around 80 miles per hour. It contains completely new chapters on aerodynamics, unusual human-powered machines for use on land and in water and air, human physiology and the future of bicycling. This edition also provides updated information on rolling drag, transmission of power from rider to wheels, braking, heat management, steering and stability, power and speed and materials. It contains many new illustrations.

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Author(s):
Wilson D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x15x3cm
Edition:
3rd edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0262731541
ISBN-13:
9780262731546
Number of pages:
477
Publisher:
MIT
Title:
Bicycling Science

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Bicycling Science by David Gordon Wilson with contributions by Jim Papadopoulos. 3rd edition published by MIT Press. 2004. Paperback in very good condition. Initials of previous owner on fly leaf.

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 builders and bicyclists 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 third edition begins with a brief history of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes many widespread myths. This edition includes information on recent experiments and achievements in human-powered transportation, including the "ultimate human-powered vehicle," in which a supine rider in a streamlined enclosure steers by looking at a television screen connected to a small camera in the nose, reaching speeds of around 80 miles per hour. It contains completely new chapters on aerodynamics, unusual human-powered machines for use on land and in water and air, human physiology and the future of bicycling. This edition also provides updated information on rolling drag, transmission of power from rider to wheels, braking, heat management, steering and stability, power and speed and materials. It contains many new illustrations.

Author(s):
Wilson D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x15x3cm
Edition:
3rd edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0262731541
ISBN-13:
9780262731546
Number of pages:
477
Publisher:
MIT
Title:
Bicycling Science

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