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Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science

Their Contributions and Legacies, Part 2

  • Marco  Ceccarelli

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lotfi Romdhane, Saïd Zeghloul
    Pages 1-21
  3. Olga V. Egorova, Nikolai V. Umnov
    Pages 23-42
  4. Teun Koetsier
    Pages 43-64
  5. Gordon R. Pennock
    Pages 65-94
  6. Emilio Bautista, José Luis Muñoz, Javier Echávarri
    Pages 95-110
  7. Carlos S. López Cajún
    Pages 111-121
  8. Theodor Ionescu
    Pages 123-139
  9. Marco Ceccarelli
    Pages 141-162
  10. Teresa Zielinska, Krzysztof Kedzior
    Pages 163-174
  11. Alexander Golovin, Valentin Tarabarin, Zinaida Tarabarina
    Pages 175-197
  12. Aleksandar Veg
    Pages 199-215
  13. Jörg Wauer, Klaus Mauersberger, Francis C. Moon
    Pages 217-245
  14. Baichun Zhang, Miao Tian
    Pages 247-259
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 261-261

About this book


This is the second volume in a series of edited books whose aim is to collect contributed papers devoted to descriptions of the life and work of famous persons in MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science).

Papers illustrate personalities by recognizing the people as well as their scientific activities, by looking mainly at technical developments in the historical evolution of the fields that today are grouped in MMS. Thus, the emphasis is on biographical notes describing the efforts and experiences of people who have contributed to the technical achievements at the core of each contributed paper. The papers in this second volume again cover a wide range within the field of the History of Mechanical Engineering with specific focus on MMS and will be of interest and motivation to the work (historical or not) of many.

Indexed in the Book Citation Index– Science (BKCI-S)


historical figures historical works history of mechanical engineering history of mechanisms and machine science mechanical engineering mechanism mechanism design

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco  Ceccarelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipto. Meccanica, Strutture,Università CassinoCassinoItaly

About the editors

Marco Ceccarelli was born in Rome in 1958. He received his degree in mechanical engineering (cum laude) in 1982 from the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. At the same University he completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics in 1988. In 1987 he was visiting scholar at Stanford University, U.S.A., and in 1990 he received a CNR-NATO annual grant as visiting professor at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain. Since 1990 he has been teaching courses on Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms, and Mechanics of Robots at the School of Engineering at the University of Cassino. Since 1996 he is Director of LARM, the Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics of DiMSAT, the Department of Mechanics, Structures,Environment and Territory at the University of Cassino. In 2001 he was appointed Full Professor of Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms at the University of Cassino. From 2003 to 2005 he was Vice Director of DiMSAT.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science
  • Book Subtitle Their Contributions and Legacies, Part 2
  • Editors Marco Ceccarelli
  • Series Title History of Mechanism and Machine Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title History Mechanism,Machine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-2345-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3110-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-2346-9
  • Series ISSN 1875-3442
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-3426
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 261
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Machinery and Machine Elements
    History of Science
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“An encyclopaedic work in which the emphasis is placed on figures who have contributed to the technical development of mechanics, understood as machine science. It is a work that may be of interest to both engineers and historians of science and it is useful because it focuses on figures that are missing in many histories of mathematics and science.” (María de Paz, Mathematical Reviews, November, 2017)