Idealized Cam-Follower Mechanism
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Cam follower mechanisms control simple lathes, open and close cylinders in some cars, and can be considered a mechanical kind of program. The blue disks follow the gray cam profile. You can modify the frequency of bumps in the profile.
Contributed by: Michael Schreiber (March 2011)
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"Idealized Cam-Follower Mechanism"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011