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Sir James Alfred Ewing (1855–1935) was a Scottish engineer, physicist and cryptographer. First published in 1926, as the fourth edition of an 1894 original, this book was written by Ewing 'to present the subject of heat-engines, in their mechanical as well as their thermodynamical aspects, with sufficient fulness for the ordinary needs of University students of engineering'. The text was extensively revised for this edition, taking into account developments in relation to steam turbines, steam boilers and internal combustion engines. Numerous illustrative figures are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ewing's writings, steam engines and the history of engineering.
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- Date Published: June 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107615632
- length: 672 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 38 mm
- weight: 0.97kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The early history of the steam-engine
2. Elementary theory of heat-engines
3. Properties of steam and elementary theory of the steam-engine
4. Further points in the theory of heat-engines
6. Reversal of the heat-engine: mechanical refrigeration
7. Actual behaviour of steam in the cylinder
8. Steam turbines
9. The testing of heat-engines
10. Compound expansion
11. Valves and valve-gears
13. Dynamics of the reciprocating engine
14. The formation of steam
15. Forms of the steam engine
16. Air engines
17. Gas-engines and oil-engines
Appendix. Tables of the properties of steam
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