A group of two or more gears used to transmit power.
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  • planetary gearset — A gearing unit consisting of a ring gear with internal teeth, a sun or central pinion gear with external teeth, and a series of planet gears that mesh with both the ring and the sun gear. Frequently used in overdrives and automatic transmission.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Howard Simpson — Howard Woodworth Simpson (8 May 1892 ndash; 4 November 1963) was an automotive engineer whose designs were extensively used in automatic transmissions.BiographyHoward Simpson was born on 8 May, 1892 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of John Robert… …   Wikipedia

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