This is the first part of a series of books whose aim is to collect contributed papers describing the work of famous persons in MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science).
The current work treats mainly technical developments in the historical evolution of the fields that today are grouped in MMS. Thus, the emphasis is on biographical notes describing the efforts and experiences of people who have contributed to the technical achievements which form the core of each contributed paper. These papers cover the wide field of the History of Mechanical Engineering with specific focus on MMS.
This volume will be of value to a broad audience interested in the history of engineering.
Preface by the Series Editor; Preface; Archimedes (287—212 BC), by Thomas G. Chondros; Agustín de Betancourt y Molina (1758—1824), by Juan Ignacio Cuadrado Iglesias; Oene Bottema (1901—1992), by Teun Koetsier; William Kingdon Clifford (1845—1879) , by Joe Rooney; Nicolaus Copernicus (1473—1543), by Teresa Zielinska; Alexander Yershov (1818—1867), by Alexander Golovin and Dina Mkrtychyan; Ferdinand Freudenstein (1926—2006), by Bernard Roth; Kurt Ham (1908—1995), by Hanfried Kerle; Heron of Alexandria (c. 10—85 AD), by Evangelos Papadopoulos; Willibald Lichtenheldt (1 901—1 980), by Kurt Luck; Xian-Zhou Liu (1890—1975), by Hong-Sen Yan, Hsin-Te Wang, Chun-Wei Chen and Kuo-Hung Hsiao; Giulio Mozzi (1730—1813), by Marco Ceccarelli; Theodore Olivier (1793—1 853), by J.M. Hervé; Ufimtsev Anatoly Georgievich (1 880—1936), by Sergey Jatsun; James Watt (1736—1819), by Gordon R. Pennock; Walter Wunderlich (1910—1998), by Manfred Husty