Principles of Mechanism: Designed for the Use of Students in the Universities and for Engineering Students Generally

John W. Parker, 1841 - 446 páginas

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Página iv - At present, questions of this kind can only be solved by that species of intuition which long familiarity with a subject usually confers upon experienced persons, but which they are totally unable to communicate to others. When the mind of a mechanician is occupied with the contrivance of a machine, he must wait until, in the midst of his meditations, some happy combination presents itself to his mind which may answer his purpose.
Página 269 - ... point c of the curve will be moved to in, and thus the pin will be placed in its required position, and so for every other pair of positions.
Página 134 - ... of an inch in 3 inch pitch by always taking the nearest number in the manner directed, and a proportionably smaller error in smaller pitches. But to ensure this, the selected numbers should be so taken, that their respective forms shall lie between the extremes at equal distances. Now it appears that the variation of form is much greater among the teeth of small numbers than among the larger ones, and that in fact COUPLING OF HORIZONTAL AXLES.
Página 212 - This train of wheel-work is solely destined to the purpose of communicating the action of the weight to the pendulum in such a manner as to supply the loss of motion from friction and the resistance of the air. But besides this, the clock is required to indicate the hours and minutes by the rotation of two separate hands, and accordingly two other trains of wheel-work are employed for this purpose.
Página vii - Kinematics,) ought to include all that can be said with respect to motion in its different kinds, independently of the forces by which it is produced. It should treat in the first place of spaces passed over, and of times employed in different motions, and of the determination of velocities according to the different relations which may exist between those spaces and times.
Página 132 - Fig. 112 represents the Odontograph exactly half the size of the original ; but as it is merely formed out of a sheet of card-paper, this figure will enable any one to make it for use. The side N TM which corresponds to the line QT q in fig.
Página 133 - The number 21 obtained from the lower table, will indicate the position f of the required center upon the lower scale. In using the instrument, it is only necessary to recollect, that the scale employed and the point m always lie on the two opposite sides of the radial line to which the instrument is applied. The curve...
Página 134 - ... the numbers in the two following series are so arranged that the curves corresponding to them possess this required property. For the outer side of the tooth, 12, 14, 17, 21, 26, 34, 47, 73, 148, Rack. For the inner side, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 33, 46, 87, Rack. Now these numbers, although strictly correct, would be very inconvenient and uncouth in practice if employed for a table like that in question, where convenience manifestly requires that the numbers, if not consecutive, should...
Página i - PRINCIPLES of MECHANISM, designed for the Use of Students in the Universities, and for Engineering Students generally.
Página 107 - Willis deduces the corollary, that if for a set of wheels of the same pitch a constant describing circle be taken and employed to trace those portions of the teeth which project beyond each pitch line by rolling on the exterior circumference, and those which lie within it by rolling on its interior circumference, then any two wheels of the set will work correctly together.

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