Watt's Parallelogram

A linkage used in the original steam engine to turn back-and-forth motion into approximately straight-line motion.

See also

Linkage, Watt's Curve

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Rademacher, H. and Toeplitz, O. The Enjoyment of Mathematics: Selections from Mathematics for the Amateur. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 119-121, 1957.

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Watt's Parallelogram

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Watt's Parallelogram." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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