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.Language Notes:
Text: English, French
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1972., Cambridge:, 1972. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ix, 212 pp. Plate, figs., indexes. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. Coulomb's Essay laid the foundations for the modern science of soil mechanics. This edition contains a facsimile with an annotated English translation. ISBN: 0521083958. Nº de ref. de la librería BL1813
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1972. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: About VG. First Edition. Just a tiny bit cocked. Old price stickers to front of dj. Nº de ref. de la librería 047636
Descripción Cambridge: University Press, 1972., 1972. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería 09963
Descripción Cambridge University Press. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1972. Hardcover. 221pp. Keywords: "History of Science, General, English, Age (feature_two_browse-bin), Hardcover, Condition (condition-type)". First edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería KHS0082616
Descripción Cambridge University Press. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1972. Hardcover. 221pp. Keywords: "History of Science, General, English, Age (feature_two_browse-bin), Hardcover, Condition (condition-type)". First edition copy. . . . Nº de ref. de la librería KHS0082616
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