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Homework Help: The Bicycle chain

  1. Feb 1, 2005 #1
    Hi again.

    So, my teacher has requested that we do an explaination of how this chain works and to some how improve the method.

    http://home.comcast.net/~p.jectz/bike.jpg [Broken]

    There's the basic idea with the force acting downwards and the teeth of the chain pulling. So we could find torque to find rotational work, but would I split the circle into radians?

    Also, by improving it, when I graph it it's like a sin/cos graph and fluctuates up and down and what my teacher wants is how to decrease that.

    I know it sounds unclear but I am seriously confused myself.

    Any guidiance appreciated!
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 1, 2005 #2
    any thoughts or direction?
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