The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks

The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks

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qThe Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocksq presents historical views and mathematical models of mechanical watches and clocks. Although the mechanical clock is over three hundred years old and is still a popular luxury item today, its theory has never been examined in detail as in this book. The illustrations and computer animations are unique and have never been published before. It will be of significant interest to researchers in mechanical engineering, watchmakers and clockmakers, and people with an engineering background who are interested in mechanical watches and clocks. It will also inspire people in other science and technology fields, such as mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, to advance their designs. Professor Ruxu Du works at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Assistant Professor Longhan Xie works at the South China University of Technology, China.According to literature, the first mechanical clock appeared in the middle of the fourteenth century. For more than 600 years, ... There are two kinds of winding mechanisms: manual winding and automatic winding. The latter is usually applied toanbsp;...

Title:The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks
Author: Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-06-28

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