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Title Essays on the history of mechanical engineering / Francesco Sorge, Giuseppe Genchi, editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2016.

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Series History of mechanism and machine science ; 31
History of mechanism and machine science ; 31.
Subject Benvenuto, Edoardo.
Mechanical engineering -- History.
Mechanics, Applied -- History.
Alt Name Sorge, Francesco,
Genchi, Giuseppe,
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This book treats several subjects from the History of Mechanism and Machine Science, and also contains an illustrative presentation of the Museum of Engines and Mechanisms of the University of Palermo, Italy, which houses a collection of various pieces of machinery from the last 150 years. The various sections deal with some eminent scientists of the past, with the history of industrial installations, machinery and transport, with the human inventiveness for mechanical and scientific devices, and with robots and human-driven automata. All chapters have been written by experts in their fields. The volume shows a wide-ranging panorama on the historical progress of scientific and technical knowledge in the past centuries. It will stimulate new research and ideas for those involved in the history of Science and Technology.
Contents Preface; Contents; Part I Eminent Scientists of the Past ; 1 Lagrange as a Historian of Mechanics; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Lagrange: A Biographical Note; 3 Science and the French Revolution; 4 Historical Considerations in Analytical Mechanics; 4.1 First Part: Statics; 4.2 Second Part: Dynamics; 5 Final Remarks and Conclusion; References; 2 Giuseppe Antonio Borgnis and His Handbook of Machine Designs; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Biographical Notes on Giuseppe Antonio Borgnis; 3 Main Publications by Giuseppe Antonio Borgnis; 4 An Illustrated Survey of the Handbook Collection; 5 Conclusions.
5 Bauman Moscow State Technical University5.1 Brief Historical Overview; 5.2 Konstantin Vasiljevich Frolov at Bauman University; 6 History of Mechanism and Machine Science; 7 Folov's Awards; 8 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Part II History of Industrial Installations ; 6 Historical Watermills. Architectural, Mechanical and Hydraulic Heritage; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Watermills, the Shape of a Landscape, and the Complexity of Heritage; 3 Mill's Surveying; 4 The Buildings; 5 The Hydraulic Works; 6 The Mechanisms; 7 Conclusions; References.
7 The Mill at the Orbetello Lagoon: Mechanisms and Hydraulic EnergyAbstract; 1 History; 2 The Mill Today; 3 Hydraulic Mechanisms; 4 Gearing; 5 Conclusions; References; 8 The Sulphur Mining Industry in Sicily; Abstract; 1 A Brief History of the Sicilian Sulphur Industry from the Mid-19th to the Mid-20th Centuries; 2 Inhumane Working Conditions of the ̀̀Zolfatari'' and ̀̀Carusi''; 3 Machines for the Extraction of Ore; 4 Trade and Export of Sulphur: French and British Merchants; 5 Systems for Melting Sulphur; 6 The Herman Frasch Process and the End of the Sicilian World Sulphur Monopoly.
7 The Cozzo Disi Sulphur Mine in Casteltermini: Project of Restoring and Transforming It into a ̀̀Museum Mine''8 The Role of Sulphur in the Italian Government's Decision to Colonize Libya. An Adventurous Sicilian Explorer: Ignazio Sanfilippo; References; 9 The History of Aircraft Manufacturing at the Bra015Fov IAR Plant; Abstract; 1 Human Dream of Flight, an Old Temptation; 2 Documents and Committees at the Very Beginning (1924); 3 Land Position and First Products; 4 Factory Development; 5 Airplanes Built Under License at I.A.R.; 6 Airplanes Conceived at Bra015Fov.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 17, 2015).
ISBN 9783319226804 (electronic bk.)
3319226800 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-22680-4
OCLC # 930600981
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319226798

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