The Influence of Archimedes in the Machine Books from the Renaissance to the 19th Century

  • Francis C. Moon
Conference paper
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 11)


The influence of Archimedes on the so-called theatre of machines books is reviewed using original manuscripts from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The evidence shows continuity of knowledge of ancient Greek theory of machines as well as Archimedes principles of statics, hydrostatics and concepts of centers of gravity on the development of machine science.


Machine Design Steam Engine Century Machine Screw Pump Machine Invention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Upson HallCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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