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Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms

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    Chapter 1 A Social Network Model for Innovation in Early Aviation History
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    Chapter 2 Franz Reuleaux and the Rhenish Roots of Mechanism Theory
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    Chapter 3 The Birth of the Moscow School of Applied Mechanics in the 2 nd Half of the 19 th Century and the Early 20 th Century
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    Chapter 4 Royal Manufactures Promoted by the Spanish Crown during the 18 th and 19 th Centuries: An Approach to European Industrialisation
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    Chapter 5 The Influence of the Society of Jesus on the Spread of European Mechanical Knowledge in China in the XVI th and XVII th Centuries
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    Chapter 6 Jang Yeong-sil: Inventor of the Striking Clepsydra during the Reign of King Sejong in Joseon
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    Chapter 7 Kurt Rauh: Saxon Mechanism Theory Brought to Aachen
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    Chapter 8 About Karl Hoecken and Some of His Works on Mechanisms
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    Chapter 9 Gioacchino Russo – A Versatile Scientist
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    Chapter 10 Applied Mechanics: The Information Sheets of Professor Leonid Smirnov
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    Chapter 11 Konstantin Frolov Continuing the Soviet School Traditions on MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science)
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    Chapter 12 Francisc Viliam Kovács – Leader in the Development of Mechanisms and Robotics in Romania
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    Chapter 13 An Examination of the Mechanisms of Movement in Heron of Alexandria’s On Automaton-Making
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    Chapter 14 The Mystery of the Defense Chain Mechanism of Constantinople
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    Chapter 15 Structural Synthesis of the Ancient Chinese Zhuge Repeating Crossbow
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    Chapter 16 Clocks and Dials with Automata: The Mosaic of Qasr El-Lebya
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    Chapter 17 The Drawings of Machines by the Great Architects of the Renaissance and Baroque Eras
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    Chapter 18 Cultural Heritages in Aterno Valley (Italy): Historical Watermills for Cereals Grinding
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    Chapter 19 The Front Dial of the Antikythera Mechanism
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    Chapter 20 The Historical-Technological Study of Monumental Tower Clocks: The Town Hall Clock of Alcalá la Real, Jaén (Spain)
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    Chapter 21 Improbable Mechanics: A Short History of Fake Automata
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    Chapter 22 Centrifugal Governors: The Story of a Mistake
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    Chapter 23 The Anahuac Propeller: A Century after
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    Chapter 24 The Rotary Aero Engine from 1908 to 1918
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    Chapter 25 The Historical Development of Catrasys, a Cable System
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    Chapter 26 A Contribution on the History of Ropeways
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    Chapter 27 The First Hydroelectric Power Plant in the Balkans Built on the Basis of Tesla’s Principles
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    Chapter 28 Tesla’s Research in the Field of Mechanical Engineering Focused on Fountains Design
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    Chapter 29 Mechanical Models for Anti-Rhomb Linkage
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    Chapter 30 History of Human Powered Threshing Machines: A Literature Review
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    Chapter 31 At the Origins of the Concepts of Máthema and Mekhané: Aristotle’s Mekhanikà and Archimedes’ Tropos Mekhanikòs
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    Chapter 32 Historical Reflections on the Scale Ratio in the Galilean Trattato Di Fortificazione
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    Chapter 33 Poncelet and the Development of Applied Mechanics
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    Chapter 34 The Case of Kinematics, the Genesis of a Discipline
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    Chapter 35 Cognate Linkages the Roberts – Chebyshev Theorem
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    Chapter 36 The Work of Otto Fischer and the Historical Development of His Method of Principal Vectors for Mechanism and Machine Science
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    Chapter 37 Spatial Overconstrained Linkages—The Lost Jade
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    Chapter 38 Designing, Analysis and Computer Modeling of Straight-Line Mechanisms
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    Chapter 39 The Transmission of the European Clock-Making Technology into China in the 17 th -18 th Centuries
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    Chapter 40 DMG-Lib – An Open Access Digital Library as an Exploration Tool for Historians and Engineers
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Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms
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Springer Science & Business Media, April 2012
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-4132-4
978-9-40-074132-4, 978-9-40-074131-7, 978-9-40-079944-8

Koetsier, Teun, Ceccarelli, Marco

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Unknown 28 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%