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Coulomb's Memoir on Statics [1776]. An Essay in the History of Civil Engineering.

COULOMB, Charles-Augustin de 1736-1806] HEYMAN, Jacques:

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ISBN 10: 0521083958 / ISBN 13: 9780521083959
Published by Cambridge: University Press, 1972., 1972
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. Frontispiece, ix, 212 pp; illus. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped). Contains a Facsimile Reprint of the 1776 French edition, with an English translation. Bookseller Inventory # 09963

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Title: Coulomb's Memoir on Statics [1776]. An Essay...

Publisher: Cambridge: University Press, 1972.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Coulomb read his Essai on ‘some statical problems’ to the French Academy in 1773. It is a document of great importance in the history of engineering since it laid the foundations of the modern science of soil mechanics and also discussed three other major problems of eighteenth-century civil engineering: the bending of beams, the fracture of columns and the calculation of abutment thrusts developed by masonry arches.Professor Heyman's book makes the Essai accessible to a wide range of engineers and historians of technology. It is here reproduced in full with an annotated English translation, a chapter elucidating Coulomb's references and with full discussion of the technical problems it treats. It concludes with some brief historical notes on Coulomb's life and technical education in eighteenth-century France.

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Jacques Heyman is the former Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and the author of ten books including The Stone Skeleton, Elements of the Theory of Structures, Structural Analysis, a Historical Approach, Elements of Stress Analysis, and the two volume set Plastic Design of Frames: Volume 1 Fundamentals and Volume 2 Applications, with Lord Baker. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He acted as a consulting engineer for a number of English cathedrals, and as a member of the Architectural Advisory Panel for Westminster Abbey and of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, and has served on many British Standards committees. The Stone Skeleton won the Choice Outstanding Academic Books award in 1996.

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