The Civil Engineer's Pocket-book

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Wiley, 1906 - Civil engineering - 1079 pages
 

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Page 405 - Yes, or a bit of poetry even. The first thing that occurs." Edith said: And yet no force, however great, Can stretch a cord, however fine, Into a horizontal line That shall be absolutely straight.
Page 724 - Single angles subject to direct tension must be connected by both legs, or the section of one leg only will be considered as effective.
Page 866 - And on and after July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, the same and no other shall be used in determining duties and taxes levied by the United States of America on sheet and plate iron and steel.
Page 243 - Time, which is perfectly equable in its increase, is measured by the motion of this mean sun. The clocks in ordinary use and the chronometers used by navigators are regulated to mean solar time. True, or Apparent Solar Time is measured by the motion of the real sun. The difference between apparent and mean time is called the Equation of Time.
Page 849 - For the purposes of this specification the yield point shall be determined by the careful observation of the drop of the beam or halt in the gage of the testing machine: Sample for chemical analysis.
Page 866 - July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, the same and no other shall be used in determining duties and taxes levied by the United States of America on sheet and plate iron and steel. But this act shall not be construed to increase duties upon any articles which may be imported. Sec. 2.
Page 691 - If the live load and dead load stresses are of opposite sign, only 70 per cent of the dead load stress shall be considered as effective in counteracting the live load stress.
Page 194 - Fahrenheit-s thermometer at 62. The length of such a pendulum is supposed to be divided into 39.1393 equal parts called inches, and 36 of these inches were adopted as the standard yard of both countries.
Page 467 - A continuous beam is one which rests upon more than two supports. • In this Course, the continuous beam will not be discussed, as the subject requires a knowledge of higher mathematics.
Page 312 - The acceleration is directly proportional to the force and inversely proportional to the mass of the body.

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