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Scientific Papers and Addresses of the Hon. Sir Charles A. Parsons

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G. L. Parsons, Lady Parsons, Lord Rayleigh
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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107502024

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  • Originally published in 1934, this book contains a collection of papers written by Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, inventor of the steam turbine. The papers focus primarily on the steam turbine and Parsons' attempts to manufacture synthetic diamonds, and are prefaced by a memoir of Parsons written by Lord Rayleigh. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and Parsons' legacy.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107502024
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 280 x 210 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface G. L. Parsons
    Foreword Lady Parsons
    Some personal reminiscences of Sir Charles Parsons Lord Rayleigh
    Part I:
    1. The compound steam turbine and its theory, as applied to the working of dynamo-electric machines
    2. The application of the compound steam turbine to the purpose of marine propulsion
    3. Presidential address to the Institution of Junior Engineers
    4. Motive power - high-speed navigation - steam turbines
    5. The steam turbine and its application to the propulsion of vessels
    6. Presidential address to the engineering section of the British Association, 1904
    7. The steam turbine
    8. The steam turbine on land and sea
    9. The expansive working of steam in steam turbines
    10. The application of the marine steam turbine and mechanical gearing to merchant ships
    11. Experiments on the compression of liquids at high pressures
    12. The steam turbine
    13. The marine steam turbine from 1894 to 1910
    14. Presidential address to the North-East Coast Institution
    15. Presidential address to the British Association, 1919
    16. The rise of motive power and the work of Joule
    17. Presidential address to the institute of physics
    18. Steam turbines
    19. Some investigations into the cause of erosion of the tubes of surface condensers
    20. Recent progress in steam turbine plant
    Part II:
    21. Experiments on carbon at high temperatures and under great pressures, and in contact with other substances
    22. Some notes on carbon at high temperatures and pressures
    23. Experiments on the artificial production of diamond
    Part III: Appendix A. The Parsons auxetophone
    Appendix B. Optical glass
    Appendix C. List of papers

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    G. L. Parsons


    G. L. Parsons, Lady Parsons, Lord Rayleigh

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