2009

International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

Proceedings of HMM 2008

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-9484-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-9485-9 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-IX

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    Pages 1-20

    History of Dynamics of Machines and Mechanisms from Leonardo to Timoshenko

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    Pages 21-34

    On the Historical Overview of Geometric Algebra for Kinematics of Mechanisms

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    Pages 35-44

    Some Origins of TMM Arisen from Pseudo-Aristotle and Hero of Alexandria

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    Pages 45-58

    Kurt Hain - An Outstanding Personality in the Field of Applied Kinematics and the Accessibility to his Scientific Work

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    Pages 59-68

    The Development of Machine Design as a Science from Classical Times to Modern Era

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    Pages 69-82

    The Evolution and Development of Mechanical Engineering Through Large Cultural Areas

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    Pages 83-100

    A Brief Account on Roman Machines and Cultural Frames

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    Pages 101-114

    Devices for Distance and Time Measurement at the Time of Roman Empire

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    Pages 115-132

    The Twenty-One Books of Devices and Machines: An Encyclopedia of Machines and Mechanisms of the 16th Century

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    Pages 133-150

    A Contribution to the History of Cam Mechanisms – From Leonardo da Vinci Till Today

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    Pages 151-164

    Steam Locomotives in the History of Technology of Mexico

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    Pages 165-174

    The First Steam Machine in Cuba: Little-Known Pages of Agustin de Betancourt’s Work and Life

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    Pages 175-188

    A Historical Overview of Japanese Clocks and Karakuri

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    Pages 189-202

    An Introduction to the Spinning and Weaving Devices and Tools of the Miao Ethnic Group in the Northeast of Yunnan Province

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    Pages 203-214

    Ancient Chinese Windmills

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    Pages 215-224

    An Interpretation of a Shui Lun Fu 水輪賦 (Rhapsody on Waterwheel)*

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    Pages 225-234

    Lei Si Jing”(耒耜经) and the Curve-Beam Plough of the Tang Dynasty of China

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    Pages 235-250

    Crank-Connecting Rod Mechanism: Its Applications in Ancient China and Its Origin

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    Pages 251-268

    The Development of Knowledge on Levers in Ancient China

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    Pages 269-294

    Phases in the Unraveling of the Secrets of the Gear System of the Antikythera Mechanism

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