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Electricity in Locomotion
An Account of its Mechanism, its Achievements, and its Prospects


  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107605985

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  • Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Electricity in Locomotion by Adam Gowans Whyte was first published in 1911. The text contains an informative account of the role of electricity in the development of various forms of locomotion.

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107605985
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The wheel and the public
    2. Early tramroads and railways
    3. The birth of electric traction
    4. The essential advantages of electric traction on tramways
    5. The mechanism of an electric tramcar: the overhead system
    6. Conduit and surface-contact tramway systems
    7. The backwardness of electric traction in Great Britain
    8. Electric tramway stagnation. The trolley omnibus
    9. Regenerative control
    10. Accumulator electric traction. The electric automobile
    11. Petrol-electric vehicles and main marine propulsion by electricity
    12. The pioneer electric railways
    13. Electric railways from the engineering point of view
    14. Electric traction on main line railways
    15. Curiosities of electric traction
    16. The future

  • Author

    Adam Gowans Whyte

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