## A mechanical text-book; or, Introduction to the study of mechanics and engineering, by W.J.M. Rankine and E.F. Bamber (Google eBook) |

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acceleration acting actual energy angle of repose angular momentum angular velocity applied Article axes balance bars beam called centre of gravity co-ordinates coefficient comparative motion components connected cord counter-efficiency couple cross-section curve cylinder denote diameter direction of motion driving point efficiency energy exerted epitrochoids equal and opposite equation expressed factor of safety figure fixed fluid frame friction given axis inertia instantaneous axis intensity interval joint length line of action line of contact load machine magnitude mass mean mean effective pressure mechanism moment of inertia moving pieces multiplied oblique ordinates pair of points parallel forces perpendicular distance piston pitch surfaces plane polygon position pressure principles produced proportional pulley quantity radius ratio rectangular relatively represent resistance respectively resultant rigid body screw shearing shearing stress sliding square steam straight line stress tension tion traversing truss uniform unit velocity-ratio vertical weight wheel

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