Named Contributions to MMS: Bridging History and Terminology

  • P. A. SimionescuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS) contributed for thousands of years to our society with the discovery and invention of machines, machine elements and mechanisms. Many such contributions have been attributed to others rather than to their originators, while the authors of other notable contributions have been forgotten. In this paper it is proposed to restore priorities, to acknowledge multiple contributions, and to name of the more recent contributions after their originators, as a means of attracting younger generations to engineering.


History of MMS Terminology Eponymy 


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The comments and suggestions of Professor Robert L Norton upon this and a companion paper on mechanism terminology are gratefully acknowledged.


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  1. 1.Texas A&M University Corpus ChristiCorpus ChristiUSA

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