Chebyshev's Lambda Mechanism

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Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev invented this kinematic linkage, which converts rotational motion to approximate straight-line motion. The name "lambda mechanism" comes from its resemblance to the Greek letter lambda ().

Contributed by: Nikita Panyunin (March 2011)
Suggested by: Nikolai Andreev
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