In this paper we present a simplified model of a three-body problem. Place three parallel lines in the plane. Place one mass on each of the lines and let their positions evolve according to Newton's inverse square law of gravitation. We prove the KAM theory applies to our model and simulations are presented. We argue that this model provides an ideal,… (More)
This paper investigates the optimisation of the chain drive system on sports motorcycles. Recently there has been the development of a chain transmission efficiency model that is suitable for motorcycles. The new model is used to predict the efficiency of a 600cc sports motorcycle at different speeds. The transmission efficiency is estimated to be between… (More)
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