The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks

  • Ruxu Du
  • Longhan Xie

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
    Pages 5-45
  4. Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
    Pages 47-87
  5. Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
    Pages 89-113
  6. Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
    Pages 115-141
  7. Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
    Pages 143-169
  8. Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
    Pages 171-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

About this book


"The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks" presents historical views and mathematical models of mechanical watches and clocks. Although now over six hundred years old, mechanical watches and clocks are still popular luxury items that fascinate many people around the world. However few have examined the theory of how they work as presented in this book. The illustrations and computer animations are unique and have never been published before.
It will be of significant interest to researchers in mechanical engineering, watchmakers and clockmakers, as well as people who have an engineering background and are interested in mechanical watches and clocks. It will also inspire people in other fields of science and technology, such as mechanical engineering and electronics engineering, to advance their designs.
Professor Ruxu Du works at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Assistant Professor Longhan Xie works at the South China University of Technology, China.


Applied Mechanics Computer Modeling and Simulation Mechanical Watch and Clock

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruxu Du
    • 1
  • Longhan Xie
    • 2
  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.South China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29307-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29308-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3442
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3426
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