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.
- Book Title The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks
- Series Title History of Mechanism and Machine Science
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29308-5
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-29307-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50892-3
- eBook ISBN 978-3-642-29308-5
- Series ISSN 1875-3442
- Series E-ISSN 1875-3426
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 179
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
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From the reviews:“An interesting and well-illustrated introduction into the history and current understanding of the mechanics of watches and clocks … . Many of the results reported here were obtained by academicians in China, first published as PhD or Master theses, or various local research papers. The publication of this monograph in the Springer series ‘History of Mechanism and Machine Science’ makes the interesting topic of design and manufacturing of mechanical watches and clocks easier accessible to the western research community.” (Franz Selig, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1262, 2013)