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My Own Right Time: An Exploration of Clockwork Design

Woodward, Philip

ISBN 10: 0198565224 / 0-19-856522-4
ISBN 13: 9780198565222
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hardcover
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In their most refined form, pendulum clocks keep astonishingly accurate time and are sensitive to the ebb and flow of the tide and even the quivering of the Earth itself. Great inventors such as Galileo, Huygens, and Kelvin devised mechanisms to maintain their even oscillations. Lesser known horologists such as John Harrison, Lord Grimthorpe, and William Shortt, also contributed greatly to the science of time-keeping. By reflecting on his own inventions and achievements, author Philip Woodward gives a highly readable and fascinating history of precision horology before the advent of atomic clocks and the quartz chip that will educate and entertain amateur horologists and scientists and engineers alike.

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Book Description: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy of a book first published in 1995. 166 pages, lots of figures, reprinted 2003. An important and scholarly work about how to design and build the ultimate pendulum controlled mechanical clock. The author, a professional mathematician, has built 5 clocks and this book charts his progress towards the ultimate mechanical clock. Several chapters discuss timekeeping errors, analysis of data, various escapements, etc. Other chapters discuss Lord Kelvin's free pendulum clock and the Shortt free pendulum. Bookseller Inventory # N499

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