On the power of machines [EBook] / John Banks.
On the power of machines [EBook] / John Banks.
From the 1770s onwards, John Banks (17401805) taught natural philosophy and gave courses of public lectures across the north west of England. Much of his work aimed to show engineers, mechanics and artisans how they could benefit from expanding their practical and theoretical knowledge. In this 180...
Personal Name(s):  Banks, John, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2014

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (viii, 127 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781107279926 9781108070270 
Series Title: 
Cambridge library collection. Technology

Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 Preface
 1. Experiments on Dr Barker's mills
 2. Experiments in the velocity of air out of bellows
 3. A description of Westgarth's hydraulic machine
 4. Some properties of the lever demonstrated
 5. Observations on the power of Cooper's mill
 6. On the power of a mill, formerly at Nuneaton
 7. On the horizontal waterwheel
 8. Description of the centrifugal machine
 9. On the properties of the crank, etc.
 10. Observations on lathes
 11. Observations on wheel carriages
 12. Demonstration of a parallel motion for engine beams
 13. Theorems relating to the common pump
 14. Rules and observations on the strength of oak and deal
 15. To find the weight which will break a beam of any given dimensions
 16. Of the strength and dimensions of steam engine beams
 17. To make a beam of a given strength, and the breadth and depth in a given ratio
 18. To find the expression for the strength of a beam to work a cylinder of any diameter
 19. To find the dimensions of the strongest beam that can be cut out of a given piece of round timber
 20. Experiments on the strength of cast iron
 21. To form parabolic beams
 22. On the strength of cast iron axles
 23. The strength of poles for triangles
 24. Observations on cranes
 25. To find the centre of gravity
 26. Description of a gauge for steam engines.