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The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux: Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century (History of Mechanism and Machine Science). This book consists of four parts which actually should best be understood as four seperate essays by the same author. The first of these is a biographical comparison of Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux, a German engineering educator of the late nineteenth century. The second essay is a historical summary of the evolution of the design of machines from ancient times into the 20th century.

Examines the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. Features the unique collection of 230 kinematic models of Reuleaux from Cornell University

Examines the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. Features the unique collection of 230 kinematic models of Reuleaux from Cornell University. Covers a topic of current interest from an angle that has not been dealt with for the last 30 years. Ideal as a textbook for relevant courses. Of interest to both academics and the general public in a variety of disciplines.

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The Machines of Leonardo. has been added to your Cart. This boo. ocuses on two towering figures in the design of kinematic machines which are separated by some 300 years in history, Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux. The compilation of the material is of course coloured by personal preferences but it is these preferences but it is these preferences which renders the book a highly interesting one. Many figures from the sources as well as photos of model mechanisms make the book a truly unique on. (Thomas Sonar, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1139 (17), 2008).

These machines are the source of both marvel and mayhem in the life of our planet

These machines are the source of both marvel and mayhem in the life of our planet. This book is about the evolution of these machines and the inv- tors and engineers who created them from the early Renaissance to the early 20th century. I have chosen two personalities who are icons of these two machine ages, Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux, recognizing both the cadre of machine designers who in?uenced them as well as those who were in?uenced by the accomplishments of these two engineers.

Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. I6 Influence of leonardo da vinci on 19TH C machine theorists.

I have chosen two personalities who are icons of these two machine ages, Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux, recognizing both the cadre of machine designers who in?uenced them as well as those who were in?uenced by the accomplishments of these two engineers. The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux: Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. 59. The geometry of motion.

uk: Francis C. Moon: 9789401776691: Books. Estudio de cabeza de niño. Leonardo da Vinci, Clarión sobre papel. Musée des Beaux-Art, Caen.

Franz Reuleaux Books: Kinematics of Machinery (1875). He was often called the father of kinematics. The Constructor (1861) ebooks Lived from September 30, 1829 – August 20, 1905. He was a mechanical engineer and a lecturer of the Berlin Royal Technical Academy, later appointed as the President of the Academy. He was a leader in his profession, contributing to many important domains of science and knowledge. Reuleaux believed that machines could be abstracted into chains of elements constrained in their motions by adjacent parts in the kinematic chain.

These machines are the source of both marvel and mayhem in the life of our planet. History of Mechanism and Machine Science.

This fascinating book will be of as much interest to engineers as to art historians, examining as it does the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. It provides detailed analysis, comparing design concepts of engineers of the 15th century Renaissance and the 19th century age of machines from a workshop tradition to the rational scientific discipline used today.


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This book consists of four parts which actually should best be understood as four seperate essays by the same author. The first of these is a biographical comparison of Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux, a German engineering educator of the late nineteenth century. Though at first this may seem somewhat absurd, the point the author makes is that in their approach to describing mechanical devices there is much similarity between the two. In order to establish that, Francis Moon demonstrates a thorough mastery of the documentary evidence of da Vinci and great familiarity with the work of Reuleaux, particularly his library of physical models of mechanisms. The second essay is a historical summary of the evolution of the design of machines from ancient times into the 20th century. This is a fascinating study that focuses on the level of connection between mathematical analytical understanding and intuitive kinematic understanding of mechanical machine design. It addresses the usually ignored topic of HOW engineers of the past designed things. To an engineer there are no end of interesting topics covered as for instance,a comparison of the flying machines designs of da Vinci and Otto Lilienthal, who was a student of Reuleaux. The third essay is a series of brief comparisons of 20 distinct mechanisms described in some detail by both da Vinci and Reuleaux in their writings. It is hard not to be fascinated by this, at least if you are a mechanical engineer. The fourth essay is a bibliographical review of much of the material the book is based on. This is by no means the least interesting part. I think the book might have read a little more coherently if the second essy in order had been the first but that would perhaps gone against the relative order of the title and subtitle of the book.

I ended up giving this book five stars even though it is very much an academic work, with significant repetition and limited narrative thrust. For one thing, the illustrations are virtually innumerable (143 to be numerous)and of great quality though sometimes necessarily a little small in reproduction. Next the reference material is highly accessible both in the last essay but also more especially throughout the text. Finally the book is a convenient entry way and guide to an online resource, the KMODDL Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library at Cornell which is fairly wonderful.

To sum up, if you are actually interested in the subtitle of this book, "Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century" then this is a five star buy without any doubt.
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This is a solid and extremely well researched effort by Professor Moon on the history and links between Leonardo DaVinci and Franz Reuleaux, the German founder of modern machine design. Profusely illustrated, solidly researched and extremely well organized I found it was a joy to read.

The supplemental information such as the bibliography and reference section are truly impressive and could almost stand on their own. It's a slightly academic effort but if this is a topic of interest you'll be extremely pleased with this book.
Akinohn
Most readers will be familiar with da Vinci but not the other bloke. Moon puts both as bookends for a period of vast innovation.

What is useful is how Moon cautions the reader to be vary of spurious claims that da Vinci invented this or that thing. He reminds us that the vast majority of the diagrams that da Vinci drew were never actually built by him. Including the sketches of various outlandish flying machines, with wing-like contraptions. Remember that during his time, muscle power and some very limited wind and steam power were the only sources of energy to drive such devices. Knowing what we do today, those gadgets of his could never have worked.

Moon also describes how in the 20-21st centuries, some admirers built devices based on those sketches. He cautions that the sketches were 2 dimensional. There were no 3 dimensional or architectural diagrams needed by a modern machinist. Thus when devices were made in our time, extrapolations were done from the 2d sketches as to how gears [etc] would interact in 3d. A lot of this involves knowledge and equipment from our time. So take with a large grain of salt any claims that da Vinci's genius is re-proven by a modern instantiation.

A third point is that several of his sketches were not necessarily original. Historians have traced antecedents of various sketches to earlier artists. da Vinci was in some instances drawing upon his educational background and cultural knowledge when he made some sketches. Nothing wrong with that, per se. But originality should not be imputed to him by a modern reader who simply views a sketch and then sees in it a modern device.
The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux: Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century (History of Mechanism and Machine Science) download epub
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Author: Francis C. Moon
ISBN: 1402055986
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2007 edition (July 11, 2007)
Pages: 419 pages