## Kent's Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 1 |

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acid alloys Aluminum amount angle applied axis base beam bending body Brass brick carbon cast-iron castings Cent circle coefficient column compression constant containing cooling copper corrosion curve determined Diam diameter direction distance divided draw effect efficiency elastic electric Engineers equal equation experiments feet figures flow foot force formula furnace Gage given gives greater hard head heat inch increase iron length less limit load material maximum mean measured metal obtained pipe plate Pounds practice pressure properties proportional quantity radius ratio resistance rolled root rope shear sheet side solid specific square standard steam steel strength stress surface Table temperature tensile thickness tube unit usually varies velocity volume weight Wire zinc

### Popular passages

Page 166 - OF TIME. 60 Seconds = 1 Minute 60 Minutes = 1 Hour 24 Hours = 1 Day 7 Days = 1 Week 28 Days = 1 Lunar Month...

Page 164 - CUBIC MEASURE 1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard...

Page 106 - ... and to the remainder bring down the next period for a dividend. 3. Place the double of the root already found, on the left hand of the dividend for a divisor. 4. Seek how often the divisor is contained...

Page 464 - The yield point shall be determined by the drop of the beam of the testing machine.

Page 102 - RULE. — Divide as in whole numbers, and point off in the quotient as many places to the left for decimals as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.

Page 144 - To find the area of a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle. From half the sum of the four sides subtract each side severally; multiply the four remainders together; the square root of the product is the area. To find the area of any quadrilateral figure. Divide the quadrilateral into two triangles; the sum of the areas of the triangles is the area. Or, multiply half the product of the two diagonals by the natural sine of the angle at their intersection.

Page 102 - ... the numerator of the fraction, and as many nines as there are recurring figures, followed by as many ciphers as there are non-recurring figures, in the denominator.

Page 593 - The total heat of evaporation is the sum of the heat which disappears in evaporating one pound of a given substance at a given temperature (or latent heat of evaporation) and of the heat required to raise its temperature, before evaporation, from some fixed temperature up to the temperature of evaporation.

Page 131 - In any plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference, as the tangent of half the sum of the opposite angles is to the tangent of half their difference.

Page 266 - A. Bight of a rope. B. Simple or Overhand knot. C. Figure 8 knot. D. Double knot. E. Boat knot. F. Bowline, first step. G. Bowline, second step. H. Bowline completed. I. Square or reef knot. J. Sheet bend or weaver's knot. K. Sheet bend with a toggle. L. Carrick bend. M. Stevedore knot completed.