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A Brief Illustrated History of Machines and Mechanisms

  • Emilio Bautista Paz
  • Marco Ceccarelli
  • Javier Echávarri Otero
  • José Luis Muñoz Sanz

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 1-17
  3. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 19-42
  4. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 43-64
  5. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 65-90
  6. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 91-115
  7. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 117-139
  8. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 141-168
  9. Emilio Bautista Paz, Marco Ceccarelli, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    Pages 169-205
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-217

About this book

Introduction

This book illustrates the historical development of machines and mechanisms more from a technical point of view rather than a strictly history of science point of view since the authors are mechanical engineers who are interested and motivated to examine the most significant facts in their own area of knowledge of the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms. A full understanding of the historical development of technology also needs the help of experts in technical matters who can appreciate and reassess bygone achievements in the light of their own technical knowledge. More collaboration between science historians and technical experts is needed, as is currently the case in the field of Industrial Archaeology. Thus, this book is also an attempt to set out a technical approach to the historical development of machines and mechanisms, with enough technical detail to prevent its understanding being purely historical.

This work deals with mechanical manufacturing processes in history, examined through the machines associated with those processes. A tool is only included if it is part of a machine tool, with devices made up of moving parts. The chosen descriptive method is basically graphic.

At the beginning of each chapter there is a global reference to the period embraced, the most relevant facts, and the most significant treatises in the context of machine history. Following this introduction each chapter contains a series of sections on the types of machines that are representative of the period analysed together with illustrations to accompany the text. A fairly extensive bibliography enables the reader to pursue their own further research and historical analysis.

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

Keywords

Chinese machines Industrial Revolution Renaissance archaeology history of machines and mechanisms history of science inventions mechanical engineering mechanism design technology theory of machines and mechanisms

Authors and affiliations

  • Emilio Bautista Paz
    • 1
  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 2
  • Javier Echávarri Otero
    • 3
  • José Luis Muñoz Sanz
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Dipto. Meccanica, Strutture,, Ambiente e Territorio (DiMSAT)Università CassinoCassinoItaly
  3. 3.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2512-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2511-1
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2512-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3442
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3426
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