The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks [electronic resource] / by Ruxu Du, Longhan Xie.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: History of Mechanism and Machine Science: 21Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XI, 179 p. 151 illus., 138 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642293085Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanics | Mechanics, applied | Mechanical engineering | Engineering | Theoretical and Applied Mechanics | Mechanical Engineering | MechanicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA349-359Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- A Brief History of Mechanical Watch and Clock -- The Mechanics of Swiss Lever Escapement -- The Mechanic of the Spiral Spring -- Automatic Winding Device.- Gear and Power Transmission -- Concluding Remarks. .
"The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks" presents historical views and mathematical models of mechanical watches and clocks. Although now over six hundred years old, mechanical watches and clocks are still popular luxury items that fascinate many people around the world. However few have examined the theory of how they work as presented 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, as well as people who have an engineering background and are interested in mechanical watches and clocks. It will also inspire people in other fields of science and technology, such as mechanical engineering and 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.