Agustín de Betancourt y Molina (1758–1824)

  • Juan Ignacio Cuadrado Iglesias
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 1)

Abstract

Agustín de Betancourt, together with José María de Lanz, is known as co-author of “Essai sur la composition des machines” considered to be the first modern treatise on machines and the first book that contains a proposal for the classification of mechanisms based on criteria of transformation of motion. Two periods can be distinguished in his biographical trajectory: the first one is in Spain at the service of the Spanish Crown, from his birth in 1758 until 1808, and the second one is in Russia at the service of the Russian Empire from 1808 until his death in 1824. This paper is focused on the works and contributions developed in the Spanish period.

Keywords

Furnace Steam Coupler Lost Terion 

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  • Juan Ignacio Cuadrado Iglesias
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering and Materials DepartmentPolytechnic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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