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The article "Involutometry" appeared in the September/October 1988 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Involute Curve Fundamentals. Over the years many different curves have been considered for the profile of a gear tooth. Today nearly every gear tooth uses as involute profile. The involute curve may be described as the curve generated by the end of a string that is unwrapped from a cylinder. (See Fig. 1) The circumference of the cylinder is called the base circle.

Keywords
basics, design, involute, mathematics

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