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By Earl Swift

An unforgettable ode to American vehicle tradition, award-winning writer Earl Swift's clever, humorous, and pleasing narrative follows an outlaw-genius motorhead as he makes an attempt to revive an iconic 1957 Chevy from rusted-out ruin to sparkling, chromed paintings of yankee art--before the FBI closes in

A vintage '57 Chevy, in wretched form: Its surviving paint is sun-bleached, salt-pocked, and cracked like a dry lakebed. Its engine hasn't became over in years. Slumped between countless numbers of alternative rusting hulks on a windswept patch of jap North Carolina, the Chevy inspires not one of the Jet Age optimism that made it the main cherished and immediately recognizable automobile to ever roll off an meeting line.

But for its not likely rescuer--a felon arrested seventy-odd occasions, and a guy who's been written off as a spoil himself--the Chevy isn't junk, it's a fossil of the twentieth-century American adventure, of a humans dedicated to and ceaselessly replaced through the auto. For Tommy Arney, it's a section of historical past, particularly so simply because its decrepit pores and skin conceals an extraordinary asset: an entire provenance, stretching again greater than fifty years via twelve prior proprietors. So, hassled through banks and the FBI, the Chevy's 13th proprietor embarks on a project to avoid wasting the automobile and shield the lengthy list of human event it incorporates with it--before his personal unstable demons doom him and the car.

Earl Swift's masterful narrative charts the moving goals and fortunes of the folk who've gripped this endangered icon's steerage wheel, and within the technique captures America's unusual and abiding dating with the auto as no booklet has prior to.

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A. gearbeitet wird. Es gibt nur wenige Beispiele aus dem Gebiet des Turbinenbaus und des ¨ Kranbaus, wo man Ahnlichkeitskennzahlen in Verbindung mit experimentellen Untersuchungen benutzte, z. B. [190], [305]. Nicht nur f¨ur experimentelle Untersuchungen, sondern auch f¨ur theoretische ¨ Betrachtungen, analytische und numerische Berechnungen haben die Ahnlichkeitskennzahlen Bedeutung in der Antriebsdynamik. Das Lehrsche D¨ampfungsmaß ϑ , dimensionslose Eigenwerte λ und das Abstimmungsverh¨altnis η sind als solche h¨aufig ¨ verwendeten Ahnlichkeitskennzahlen einzustufen.

3 Zur Vermeidung steifer“ Systeme ” Bei der Modellbildung mechanischer Systeme werden manchmal vorsichtshalber“ ” die Federsteifigkeiten aller elastischen Elemente ber¨ucksichtigt, auch wenn deren Gr¨oße sich voneinander stark unterscheidet. Man argumentiert, daß es korrekter sei, die harten Federn von Anfang an nicht zu vernachl¨assigen, denn man k¨onne sie sp¨ater mit mehreren Zehnerpotenzen auf nahezu unendlich erh¨ohen, dann erhalte man das Ergebnis auch f¨ur die starre Kopplung an der Stelle, wo eine harte Feder im Modell vorhanden ist.

B. in der Str¨omungsmechanik, wo selbstverst¨andlich mit der Reynoldszahl, der Froudezahl, der Machzahl u. a. gearbeitet wird. Es gibt nur wenige Beispiele aus dem Gebiet des Turbinenbaus und des ¨ Kranbaus, wo man Ahnlichkeitskennzahlen in Verbindung mit experimentellen Untersuchungen benutzte, z. B. [190], [305]. Nicht nur f¨ur experimentelle Untersuchungen, sondern auch f¨ur theoretische ¨ Betrachtungen, analytische und numerische Berechnungen haben die Ahnlichkeitskennzahlen Bedeutung in der Antriebsdynamik.

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