Social Networks of the Internal Combustion Engine and Automobile

  • Francis Moon
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 22)


We describe the network of contributors to the creation of the internal combustion engine and its effects on the early automotive industry. This example has links to the aviation network of invention [Chap.  4] as well as to mathematical Chaos Theory [Chap.  6]


Internal Combustion Engine Innovation Network Steam Engine Piston Engine Free Piston Engine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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