Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work ...

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American technical society, 1921 - Automobiles
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Page 1 - Authorities Consulted THE editors have freely consulted the standard technical literature of America and Europe in the preparation of these volumes. They desire to express their indebtedness, particularly, to the following eminent authorities, whose well-known treatises should be in the library of everyone interested in Civil Engineering.
Page 244 - Usually, they are made with a turnbuckle set near one end, a locknut on each side preventing movement. The turnbuckle is threaded internally with a right-hand thread on one end and a lefthand thread on the other, so that a movement of the turnbuckle draws the two ends in toward one another, shortens the length of the rod, and thus pulls the lower parts of the wheels toward one another, correcting the tipping at the top. To adjust a sagging axle, loosen both locknuts, remembering that one is right-handed...
Page 371 - Laws of Magnetic Attraction and Repulsion. In the experiment with the iron filings, no particular difference was observed between the action of the two poles. That there is a difference, however, may be shown by experimenting with two magnets, either of which may be suspended, Fig.
Page 4 - ROBERT H. THURSTON, CE, Ph. B., AM, LL. D. Director of Sibley College. Cornell University. Author of "Manual of the Steam Engine.
Page 370 - It has been known for many centuries that some specimens of the ore known as magnetite (Fe,O4) have the property of attracting small bits of iron and steel. This ore probably received its name from the fact that it is abundant in the province of Magnesia in Thessaly, although the Latin writer Pliny says that the word magnet is derived from the name of the Greek shepherd Magnes, who, on the top of Mount Ida, observed the attraction of a large stone for his iron crook. Pieces of ore which exhibit this...
Page 1 - AUGUSTUS TREADWELL, JR., EE Associate Member, American Institute of Electrical Engineers Author of "The Storage Battery: A Practical Treatise on the Construction. Theory, and Use of Secondary Batteries
Page 375 - All of the arrangements which the filings assume under the influence of either a magnet or a current, as shown by the various llustrations, indicate that the stresses in the medium surrounding a magnet or current-carrying conductor follow certain definite lines, the lines showing the direction of stress at any point. These are termed lines of force. Solenoids. It has been determined that the direction of the current and that of the resulting magnetic force are related to one another as the rotation...
Page 130 - Driving, Steering, and Braking. The four-wheel drive — a construction in which all four wheels of the vehicle drive, and frequently steer and brake — is confined to commercial vehicles. A brief consideration of the actions which may have to take place at the same time in such an axle will give a very good idea of the problem which must be worked out. The wheels must be free to turn about the axle as an axis, being driven from their hollow centers; the wheels must also be free to turn about the...
Page 4 - Manual of the Steam Engine," "Manual of Steam Boilers." etc MAX PEMBERTON Motoring Editor. The London Sphere Author of "The Amateur Motorist" HERMAN WL MOEDEBECK Major and Battalions Kommandeur in Badischen Fussartillerie Author of "Pocket-book of Aeronautics" EDWARD F. MILLER Professor of Steam Engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Author of "Steam Boilers
Page 372 - Magnet poles of like kind repel each other, while poles of unlike kind attract. The force of attraction is found, like gravitation, to vary inversely as the square of the distance between the poles ; that is, separating two poles to twice their original distance reduces the force Fig.

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