Mechanical Appliances Mechanical Movements And Novelties Of Construction

Author: Gardner D. Hiscox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486165175
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This engrossing visual narrative profiles hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations — including steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, and other machinery — are accompanied by informative descriptions.

Introduction To Crystallography

Author: Donald E. Sands
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136809
Size: 63.40 MB
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Clear, concise explanation of logical development of basic crystallographic concepts. Topics include crystals and lattices, symmetry, x-ray diffraction, and more. Problems, with answers. 114 illustrations. 1969 edition.

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750 1900

Author: Michael J. Crowe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486145018
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Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.

Great Scientific Experiments

Author: Rom Harre
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143600
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Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more.

A Short Account Of The History Of Mathematics

Author: W. W. Rouse Ball
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157849
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This standard text treats hundreds of figures and schools instrumental in the development of mathematics, from the Phoenicians to such 19th-century giants as Grassman, Galois, and Riemann.

A Guide To Feynman Diagrams In The Many Body Problem

Author: Richard D. Mattuck
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131645
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Superb introduction for nonspecialists covers Feynman diagrams, quasi particles, Fermi systems at finite temperature, superconductivity, vacuum amplitude, Dyson's equation, ladder approximation, and more. "A great delight." — Physics Today. 1974 edition.

Great Experiments In Physics

Author: Morris H. Shamos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613962X
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Starting with Galileo's experiments with motion, this study of 25 crucial discoveries includes Newton's laws of motion, Chadwick's study of the neutron, Hertz on electromagnetic waves, and more.

Science And Civilisation In China Volume 4 Physics And Physical Technology Part 2 Mechanical Engineering

Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521058032
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As Dr Needham's immense undertaking gathers momentum it has been found necessary to subdivide volumes into parts, each to be bound and published separately. The first part of Volume 4, already published, deals with the physical sciences; the second with the diverse applications of physics in the many branches of mechanical engineering; and the third will deal with civil and hydraulic engineering and nautical technology. With this part of Volume 4, then, we come to the application by the Chinese of physical principles in the control of forces and in the use of power; we cross the frontier separating tools from the machine. We have already noticed that the ancient Chinese concept of chhi (somewhat similar to the pneuma of the Greeks) asserted itself prominently in acoustics; but we discover here that the Chinese tendency to think pneumatically was also responsible for a whole range of brilliant technological achievements, for example, the double-acting piston-bellows, the rotary winnowing-fan, and the water-powered metallurgical blowing-machine (ancestor of the steam-engine); as well as for some extraordinary insights and predictions in aeronautics.