A New Theory of the Steam Engine : And the Mode of Calculation by Means of It, of the Effective Power, &C. of Every Kind of Steam Engine, Stationary or Locomotive (Classic Reprint)

G De Pambour

Excerpt from A New Theory of the Steam Engine: And the Mode of Calculation by Means of It, of the Effective Power, &C. Of Every Kind of Steam Engine, Stationary or Locomotive A mode perfectly similar is followed, for deter mining the vaporization which an engine ought to produce in order to produce a desired effect that is to say, for resolving the third of the problems which we have presented above. As to the second of these problems, that which consists in determining the velocity the engine will assume under a given load, no solution of it has been proposed in this way, and we shall expose, farther on, some fruitless essays that have been made to resolve it in another way. As in the above-mentioned calculation no account is taken of friction, nor of some other circumstances which appear likely to diminish the power of the engine, the difference observed between the theoretical and the practical result excites no surprise, and is readily attributed to the circumstances neglected in the calculation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.