Title: My Own Right Time: An Exploration of ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: New
Brand New Book. The pendulum is a constant source of interest to scientists. Great and well-known inventors such as Galileo, Huygens, and Kelvin all devised mechanisms to maintain its even oscillations. Others such as John Harrison, Lord Grimthorpe, and William Shortt are known only in horological circles but contributed as much or more over three centuries. By writing a personal account of his own inventions and achievements in horology the author involves the reader in the history of precision time-keeping before the advent of atomic clocks and the quartz chip. Escapements, the mechanisms that drive pendulums, are a delight to the geometrical mind as well as a delicate and subtle challenge to the mechanical engineer. In their most refined form pendulum clocks not only keep astonishingly accurate time they are also sensitive enough to detect the ebb and flow of tides and even the ceaseless quivering of the Earth itself. Philip Woodward's deep knowledge of and passion for time-keeping mechanisms is evident throughout this highly readable and fascinating account of precision horology. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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.
Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002812169
Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0198565224 The book has been read, but is in great condition. Pages are clean and intact and there are no notes or highlighting within the text. Minor wear on the dust jacket, cover and pages. Overall clean, tight and unmarked copy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1059471
Book Description: 2003 0-19-856522-4, 2003. An Exploration of Clockwork Design. From Meccano to radar- a grounding in noise. Theory and Practice- principles of resonance and the pendulum. Choosing an escapement- gravity escapements. Echoes of Hope-Jonea-conversion to synchronome. Harrison and Congreve; the sublime grasshopper. Silence for a cellist-exploiting Harrison's hop- a visit by Paul Toertelier. Going without gears; Le Roy's one-wheeler- a different solution-Crane's daisy wheel. Disturbed harmonic motion; the phase circle; the Shortt free pendulum; and lots more! A welcome reprint, of an excellent and highly recommended title. 166pp. Ill. Board covers. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRINT TO ORDER TITLE, AND PRICES RISE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION. Bookseller Inventory # 973
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
Book Description: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. Laminated Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Reprint in illustrated and laminated boards. Foreword by Jonathan Betts. Contains Appendix, Glossary and Reference sections. Very small bump on corner of spine else fine condition. Pp. x, 166. Bookseller Inventory # 001244
Book Description: Oxford University Press. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 176 págs. Bookseller Inventory # 30020058
Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0198565224 Used book, in good condition |No supplements | Normal wear to cover and spine | Page markings | Inventory sticker present | Satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 0198565224
Book Description: OUP Oxford, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New and in stock. 9/7/1995. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 0198565224
Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0198565224
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Book Description: OUP Oxford, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 166 pages. 10.25x7.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0198565224
Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0198565224
Book Description: Hardback. Book Condition: Como nuevo / As New. 176 págs. Bookseller Inventory # 40038263
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