IJPAM: Volume 81, No. 1 (2012)


Yutaka Nishiyama
Department of Business Information
Faculty of Information Management
Osaka University of Economics
2, Osumi Higashiyodogawa Osaka, 533-8533, JAPAN

Abstract. Oldham's coupling is a really interesting device. It is possible to understand the method with a knowledge of only junior high-school geometry. Compressors in air conditioners also use this idea, where involute curves are used for the teeth of the cogs in the compressor. Mathematics doesn't just reside in textbooks; it's alive in our daily lives.

Received: July 16, 2012

AMS Subject Classification: 51M05, 00A09, 97A20

Key Words and Phrases: Oldham's coupling, Turning block double-slider mechanism, air conditioner compressors, involute curves in cogs

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Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395
Year: 2012
Volume: 81
Issue: 1