The History of Mechanism and Machine Science (HMMS) and IFToMM’s Permanent Commission for HMMS

  • Teun Koetsier
  • Hanfried Kerle
  • Hong-Sen Yan
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 1)


In this paper we put machines and mechanisms, Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS) and the foundation of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (IFToMM) in the wide perspective of the economic history of the world and we devote some attention to the activities of IFToMM’s Permanent Commission for the History of MMS.


Nineteenth Century Eighteenth Century Mechanical Engineering Industrial Revolution Steam Engine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, FEWVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und FertigungstechnikTU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

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