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Springer Series in Solid and Structural Mechanics

Gears

Volume 3: A Concise History

Authors: Vullo, Vincenzo

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  • The first book to provide a concise but yet complete history of gears
  • Sheds new light on the historical development of machine science
  • Addresses historians of science and engineers alike
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This book provides a compact history of gears, by summarizing the main stages of their development and the corresponding gradual acquisition of engineering expertise, from the antiquity to the Renaissance and the twentieth century. This brief history makes no claim to be exhaustive, since the topic is so extensive, complex and fascinating that it deserves an entire encyclopedia. Despite its brevity, the book debunks a number of popular misconceptions, such as the belief that the first literary description of a gear was supplied by Aristotle. It disproves not only this myth, but also other peremptory statements and/or axiomatic assumptions that have no basis in written documents, archaeological findings or other factual evidence. The book is chiefly intended for students and lecturers, historians of science and scientists, and all those who want to learn about the genesis and evolution of this topic.

About the authors

Vincenzo Vullo was professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, where he taught Mechanical Design. His main research areas include mechanical structures, analysis of rotors, plates and shells, advanced design in automotive and railway industry and finite element method of analysis. He is author of about 180 scientific papers and he is a member of a number of professional societies, including ASME and SAE.‚Äč

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Vullo, Vincenzo

  • The First Pre-scientific Age: From the Down of Technological Man to the Bird of Science

    Pages 7-19

    Vullo, Vincenzo

  • The First Scientific Age and Birth of the Science: From the Beginning of Hellenism to the Diaspora of Scientists of the Museum of Alexandria

    Pages 21-56

    Vullo, Vincenzo

  • The Second Pre-scientific Age: From the Diaspora of Alexandrian Scientists to the Renaissance

    Pages 57-130

    Vullo, Vincenzo

  • The Second Scientific Age: From Galileo to Today

    Pages 131-236

    Vullo, Vincenzo

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40164-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-40163-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gears
Book Subtitle
Volume 3: A Concise History
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Solid and Structural Mechanics
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40164-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40164-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40163-4
Series ISSN
2195-3511
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 246
Number of Illustrations
111 b/w illustrations
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