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By Marco Ceccarelli

This can be the 1st a part of a sequence of books whose objective is to gather contributed papers describing the paintings of recognized folks in MMS (Mechanism and laptop Science). the present paintings treats as a rule technical advancements within the historic evolution of the fields that at the present time are grouped in MMS. The emphasis is on biographical notes describing the efforts and reports of people that have contributed to technical achievements.

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Watt’s Double Acting Steam Engine: Drawing by Agustín de Betancourt (1788). The drawing shows the novel aspects of the machine, some of which were seen and others guessed by him. At first I was surprised when I saw that the chain joined to the rocker beam and from which the piston within the steam cylinder was suspended had been eliminated; it had been replaced by a parallelogram, of which I will give the description later on (. . ). The day after which I saw this machine I started off for France; back in my house I dedicated myself with enthusiasm, remembering faithfully all the pieces that I had been able to see, trying to guess its use; for it I drew diverse diagrams and plots, and got to compose a double acting machine; from that very moment I undertook the construction of the model that has been a success beyond my hopes.

The idea – he writes to his son in November of 1808 – was originated in the following way.

3, Planes in Equilibrium, Quadrature of the Parabola, The first and second book On Floating Bodies (Peri ton ochumenon – de Corporibus Fluztantzbus), Kaktos Publications, Athens, 2002 [in Greek]. Archimedes–Apanta, (The Works of Archimedes) Vol. 4, Stomachion, The Method(Pros Eratostenis Efodos, Book of lemmas, The Cattle Problem (Problems Bovinum), Kaktos Publications, Athens, 2002 [in Greek]. Archimedes–Apanta, (The Works of Archimedes) Vol. 5, Eutocius’ commentaries to Books, Kaktos Publications, Athens, 2002 [in Greek].

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