Are there any good books on elastics for a beginner?

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Are there any good books on elastics for a beginner? I want to build a cart where I use only elastics and wood to propel the cart...What books can help me with this?
 
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Re: Elasticity

Originally posted by PiRsq
Are there any good books on elastics for a beginner? I want to build a cart where I use only elastics and wood to propel the cart...What books can help me with this?
what is an elastic?

in what sense is a steel spring not an elastic?

if a cart is driven by a twisted rubber band (like a rubberband
propellerdriven airplane) is the rubber band acting as a spring
or as an elastic

or both?

I suppose that spring materials can store energy without changing length very much---by torsion and bending

and I suppose elastics store energy by changing length

But I am just guessing. Is there an official definition
of what an elastic is? sorry I can't help. Just curious.
 
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what i meant by elastic was rubber band
 

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Originally posted by PiRsq
what i meant by elastic was rubber band
I understand, thanks. So your project is to make a rubberband
powered cart.

What performance category is most important to you?
speed? distance (range) on the level? hill-climbing ability?
load-bearing?
 
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Its distance and lightweight
 

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