This publication is an enlightening trip from the popular writer William wood worker into the topics of Mechanical Philosophy, Horology and Astronomy. The e-book was once first released in 1848, and was once meant to occupy a spot someplace among the intermediate and the easier straight forward treatises on mechanical technological know-how, and the extra problematic works of a philosophical personality. Writing with authority, his descriptions are transparent, basic and stress-free to each horology and astronomy enthusiast.
The purely initial wisdom required for the comprehension of the entire of this treatise, is an acquaintance with usual mathematics, and with the rudiments of Geometry. it's meant to provide transparent causes of significant geometrical phrases in addition to aid these lovers who're a bit of blind to arithmetic. Papillon Publishers has totally digitalised over 100 and fifty photos and restored them to as excessive a regular as attainable given the unique experiment caliber. The book contains the subsequent chapters:
OF subject AND ITS PROPERTIES.
Divisibility of Matter
Indestructibility of Matter
PROPERTIES OP topic now not UNIVERSAL.---ELASTICITY, DUCTILITY, MALLEABILITY. ----STRENGTH OF MATERIALS.
ATTRACTION OF GRAVITATION.
CENTRE OF GRAVITY.—STABILITY OF good MASSES.
STABILITY OF buildings COMPOSED OF MOVABLE PARTS.—
OF INERTIA AS A estate OF MATTEL-LAWS OF movement, COMPOSITION and determination OF FORCES, results OF IMPACT.
“His piercing eye right now surveys
First legislations of Motion.
Second legislation of movement. — Composition of Forces.
Third legislation of Motion.
OF round MOTION.-CENTRIFUGAL FORCE.-RADIUS OF GYRATION.-CENTRE OF PERCUSSION.
OF THE movement OF FALLING BODIES.
CHAPTER IX. THE PENDULUM.
OF the straightforward MACHINES, OR MECHANICAL POWERS.-
THE LEVER, WHEEL AND AXLE, AND PULLEY.
Wheel and Axle.
OF THE MECHANICAL POWERS (CONTINUED).
—THE prone airplane, WEDGE, AND SCREW.
OF HOROLOGY, OR the development OF tools FOR THE size OF TIME.
General ideas. relocating and Regulating Powers.
Construction of standard Watches and Clocks.
OF THE HEAVENLY our bodies IN GENERAL-FORM AND DIMENSIONS OF THE EARTH.
Diurnal Rotation of the Earth.
OF THE mounted STARS.
OF the plain AND actual MOTIONS OF TEE solar AND
OF THE legislation GOVERNING THE events OF THE our bodies COMPOSING
THE sun SYSTEM.
Newton's Discoveries.—Laws of movement and Gravitation.
Universality of the legislations of Gravitation.
GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE sunlight, PLANETS, AND THEIR SATELLITES.
CHAPTERXIX. OF COMETS.
OF THE EARTH'S ANNUAL REVOLUTION.
OF THE MOON.
OF THE NEBULAER HYPOTHESIS.