## A Compendium of Mechanics: Or, Text Book for Engineers, Mill-wrights, Machine-makers, Founders, Smiths, &c. Containing Practical Rules and Tables Connected with the Steam Engine, Water Wheel, Force Pump, and Mechanics in General, Also Examples for Each Rule ... |

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12 feet 20 feet applied avoir avoirdupois axis axle beam body breadth Cast Iron centre of gravity centre of gyration centre of motion centre of percussion centrifugal force circular segment circumference cube root cubic feet cubic foot cubic inches cylinder Decametre decimal depth distance effect equal EXAMPLE feet diameter feet long feet per minute find the area following Table frustum fulcrum greater half horse power Hutton inches broad inches diameter inches long inclined plane lever libs weight long end machine MEASURE momentum moveable Myriogramme nearly number of vibrations ounces overshot pendulum perimeter pipe point of suspension power required pressure PROBLEM proportion pulley pump quantity of water quotient radius resistance revolutions per minute revolving segment Shafts short end side solid content space specific gravity square root strength stroke surface Teeth Inches thickness tons Triangle Undershot velocity water wheel weight in libs whole Wine Gallon

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Page 99 - ... the distance of the centre of oscillation from the point of suspension be = — ^- inches.

Page 58 - The Lever —The Wheel and Axle— The Pulley— The Inclined Plane — The Wedge — and the Screw.

Page 40 - Cone; being the lower part, when the top is cut off by a plane parallel to the base.

Page 22 - Paris pound, fields de marc of Charlemagne, contains 9216 Paris grains; it is divided into 16 ounces, each ounce into 8 gros, and each gros into 72 grains. It is equal to 7561 English troy grains. The English troy pound of 12 ounces contains 5760 English troy grains, and is equal to 7021 Paris grains. The English avoirdupois pound of 16 ounces contains 7000 English troy grains. and is equ.il to 8532.5 Paris grains.

Page 153 - The ENGLISH LEARNER; or, a Selection of Lessons in Prose and Verse, adapted to the Capacity of the Younger Classes of Readers ; Fourth Edition, improved ; 12mo, 2s.

Page 33 - Compute the area of the whole circle : then say, as 360 is to the degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the whole circle, to the area of the sector.

Page 26 - PROBLEM I. To find the Area of any Parallelogram ,- "whether it be a Square, a Rectangle, a Rhombus, or a Rhomboid. MULTIPLY the length by the perpendicular breadth, or height, and the product will be the area*.

Page 28 - Multiply the square of the side of the polygon by the number standing opposite to its name in the following table, and the product will be the area.

Page 123 - The bottom of a conical or pyramidical vessel sustains a pressure equal to the area of the bottom and depth of water, consequently, the excess of pressure is three times the weight of water in the vessel. WATER. (Hydraulics.) Hydraulics is that science which treats of fluids considered as in motion, it therefore embraces the phenomena exhibited by water issuing from orifices in reservoirs, projected obliquely, or perpendicularly, in...

Page 22 - Paris grains; it is divided into 16 ounces, each ounce into 8 gros, (or drams,) and each gros into 72 grains; it is equal to 7561 English troy grains. The English troy pound of 12 ounces, contains 5760 English troy grains, and is equal to 7021 Paris grains. The English avoirdupois pound of 16 ounces, contains 7000 English troy grains, and is equal to 8538 Paris grains.