Understanding the Magic of the Bicycle: Basic scientific explanations to the two-wheeler's mysterious and fascinating behavior (Iop Concise Physics)

Understanding the Magic of the Bicycle: Basic scientific explanations to the two-wheeler's mysterious and fascinating behavior (Iop Concise Physics)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Joseph W Connolly
  • Publish Date: 2017-01-01


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The bicycle is a common, yet unique mechanical contraption in our world. In spite of this, the bike's physical and mechanical principles are understood by a select few. You do not have to be a genius to join this small group of people who understand the physics of cycling. This is your guide to fundamental principles (such as Newton's laws) and the book provides intuitive, basic explanations for the bicycle's behaviour. Each concept is introduced and illustrated with simple, everyday examples.

Although cycling is viewed by most as a fun activity, and almost everyone acquires the basic skills at a young age, few understand the laws of nature that give magic to the ride. This is a closer look at some of these fun, exhilarating, and magical aspects of cycling. In the reading, you will also understand other physical principles such as motion, force, energy, power, heat, and temperature.

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