# 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 ...

J. Niven, Jun., 1825 - Mechanical engineering - 160 pages

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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.
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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.