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Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century

ISBN-10: 1402055986

ISBN-13: 9781402055980

Edition: 2007

Authors: Francis C. Moon

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This book examines the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the age of machines in the 19th century. This premise is based in part on the work of da Vinci scholar Ladislo Reti who translated the last discovered work of Leonardo da Vinci in 1967.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 419
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Francis C. Moon is professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, NY, USA. He has been in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since 1987, having served as its director until 1992. He also served as the Chair of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics for seven years after joining Cornell in 1975. He was Assistant Professor at Princeton University in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from 1967-1974. Professor Moon has worked in a wide spectrum of problems including nonlinear and chaotic vibrations, superconducting bearings, electromagnetic launchers, smart structures, fluid-elastic vibrations, and dynamics of machines. He has written several papers on 19th century kinematic and dynamics of machines and has five patents in magneto-mechanical devices. Professor Moon has published nearly 140 journal articles as well as 6 books and 3 edited books. He is the author of Chaotic and Fractal Dynamics and Superconducting Bearings and Levitation, and editor of Dynamics and Chaos in Manufacturing Processes. All titles are available from Wiley. Francis Moon has won the 2007 Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of lifetime contributions to the field of applied nonlinear dynamics.

Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux : machine engineers
Introduction
Modern applications of kinematics : Leonardo in your toothbrush
Deconstructing the machine : constructive elements of design
Leonardo, 'Ingenieur Ordinaire'
Franz Reuleaux : engineer-scientist
Influence of Leonardo da Vinci on 19th C. machine theorists
Kinematics of machines : the geometry of motion
Visual and topological thinking : Reuleaux's language of invention
Summary
Evolution of design of machines
Introduction
Visual kinematic perception of mechanisms
Ancient Greek and Roman machines
Machines in the Bible
Roger Bacon on marvelous machines in the 13th century
Machines of the Middle Ages
Scientific and technical milieu in the Renaissance machine age
Francesco di Giorgio Martini : the Leonardo of Siena
Theatre of machines books : imitation or invention?
Mathematics, mechanics and design of machines
Art and the machine engineer
Concepts of design and invention by Leonardo and Reuleaux
Models as the new 'theatre of machines'
James Watt and the steam engine : pathways of machine evolution
Machine engineers and inventors in the 19th century
Berlin and the machine age of the 19th century
Lost knowledge from the age of machines : mathematical kinematics and rotary engines
Prime mover machines : thermodynamics, kinematics and materials
Flying machines of Leonardo and Lilienthal
Kinematics of animal and human motion
Leonardo in a robot : automata, clocks and controlled machines
Leonardo and Reuleaux : a summary
Color plates
Comparison of the kinematic mechanisms of Leonardo and Reuleaux
References, bibliography & appendices
Cited references
Books on the life of Leonardo da Vinci and as machine engineer
Books on the history of machines in the Industrial Age
Books on the history of the Renaissance in Europe
Books and articles on Franz Reuleaux and the kinematic theory of machines
Books and articles on kinematics of human and animal motion
History of machines-related books for a teaching, design studio library
A summary of 'theatre of machines' books 15th-18th centuries
On-line books and papers at Cornell University library on the history of machines and mechanisms
Student exercises in the history of machines