Machinery Volume 4

Machinery Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Company, Philadelphia. Price, $2.50. This work is of about the same grade as the well-known Textbook on Steam and Steam Engines, by the same author. While the higher mathematics are used where necessary, it is not strictly an advanced treatise, and we believe that anyone with a knowledge of elementary algebra and trigonometry will be able to use it. Moreover, Professor Jamieson always does what we have contended should be done. After deriving his formulas he puts them in such shape that those who cannot follow the derivation can use them, and he illustrates their use with examples. The second volume contains chapters upon motion and energy, graphic statics, strength of materials, and hydraulics. The first topic includes the subjects generally treated under this heading, and in addition a discussion of pendulum governors. Under Graphic Statics the stresses in roof trusses, cranes, beams and simple mechanisms are taken up. The treatment of the strength of materials appears to us to be unusually complete, considering the small space occupied (85 pages), with the exception that the strength of columns is omitted entirely. Some of the more advanced subjects like moving loads, thick cylinders and the catenary are treated, though others, like continuous girders, are omitted. The chapter on hydraulics is not as complete as it is eventually intended to make it. The volume under review should serve as a useful handbook for one engaged in practical work. It is also well adapted to students' use, as there are a great many examples given for solution. As would be expected, some features are a little different from American practice--for example, stresses are given in tons per square inch, not only for roofs and girders, but for all beams. Horizontal Boring...
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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636163
  • 9781236636164