Perpetual Motion
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Perpetual Motion

By Percy Verance
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Table of Contents
  • Perpetual Motion
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE.
  • INTRODUCTORY ESSAY
  • CHAPTER I DEVICES BY MEANS OF WHEELS AND WEIGHTS
    • Wilars de Honecort
    • A Repetition of Wilars de Honecort's Plan
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • A. Capra's Device
    • The Device of Dixon Vallance. England, 1825
    • Furman's Device
    • Schirrmeister's Mechanical Movement
    • Ferguson's Device
    • B. Belidor's Device
    • Desagulier's Proposition on the Balance
      • A Proposition on the Balance, not taken notice of by Mechanical Writers, explained and confirmed by an Experiment.
    • A Proposition on the Balance, not taken notice of by Mechanical Writers, explained and confirmed by an Experiment.
    • John Haywood's Device
    • Explanation of the Failure of the Preceding Wheels and Weights Devices
  • CHAPTER II DEVICES BY MEANS OF ROLLING WEIGHTS AND INCLINED PLANES
    • Device by Mercury in Inclined Glass Tube and Heavy Ball on Inclined Plane
    • Series of Inclined Planes
    • Device by Oscillating Trough and Cannon Balls
    • Unpublished Incline Plane and Weights Devices Noted by the Author
  • CHAPTER III HYDRAULIC AND HYDRO-MECHANICAL DEVICES
    • Enbom & Anderson's Pump
    • Device of "Ed. Vocis Rationis"
    • Böckler's Plates
    • John Linley's Hydraulic Device. 1831
    • Device of Author of the "Voice of Reason"
    • An Italian Device
    • P. Valentine Stansel's Device. Prior to 1657
    • Vogel's Device
    • A Water Wheel-Driven Pump
    • "A Journeyman Mechanic's" Device
    • James Black's Device
    • Archimedean Screw and Liquid
    • John Sims's Problem. 1830
    • A Perpetual Pump, by an Unknown Inventor
    • Why Hydraulic and Hydro-Mechanical Devices for Obtaining Perpetual Motion Failed to Work
  • CHAPTER IV PNEUMATIC, SIPHON AND HYDRO-PNEUMATIC DEVICES
    • The Hydrostatical Paradox
    • Pickering's Device
    • Stuckey's Device
    • Prof. George Sinclair's Device
    • Jacob Brazill's Device
    • Läserson's Device
    • Von Rathen and Ellis's Device
    • Richard Varley's Device
    • Siphon and Funnel Device
    • Orchard's Vacuum Engine
    • Robert Copland's Device
    • Eaton's Perpetual Siphon. London. 1850
    • Legge's Hydro-Pneumatic Power Device. 1850
    • Waterblowing Machine
    • Device by Means of Buoyancy Through Media of Different Densities
    • Device by Compressible and Distensible Bags in Liquid
    • George Cunningham's Mercurial Pneumatic Device. Ireland. 1729
      • The Manner of Setting It to Work
    • The Manner of Setting It to Work
    • Why the Devices Described in this Chapter Failed to Work
  • CHAPTER V MAGNETIC DEVICES
    • A Magnetic Pendulum
    • Magnetic-Driven Wheel
    • Mackintosh's Experiment
    • Spence's Device
    • Joannis Theisneri's Semi-Circle
    • Device of Dr. Jacobus
  • CHAPTER VI DEVICES UTILIZING CAPILLARY ATTRACTION AND PHYSICAL AFFINITY
    • Ludeke and Wilckens's Device
    • The Jurin Device
    • Sir William Congreve
  • CHAPTER VII Liquid Air as a Means of Perpetual Motion
  • CHAPTER VIII Radium and Radio-Active Substances Considered as a Conceived Source of Perpetual Motion
  • CHAPTER IX Perpetual Motion Devices Attempting Its Attainment by a Misconception of the Relation of Momentum and Energy
    • Momentum
    • Energy
  • CHAPTER X The Alleged Inventions of Edward Sommerset, Sixth Earl and Second Marquis of Worcester, and of Jean Ernest Eli-Bessler (Councillor) Orffyreus
    • A Letter from Professor 's Gravesande to Sir Isaac Newton, Concerning Orffyreus's Wheel
  • CHAPTER XI Conservation of Energy—A Discussion of the Relation of the Doctrine of Conservation of Energy, and the Possibility of Perpetual Motion
  • CHAPTER XII Will Perpetual Motion Ever Be Accomplished?
    • The Possibility of Perpetual Motion Denied Remarks of Dr. Papin on a French Contrivance
    • Two "Certain" Plans for (Not) Producing Perpetual Motion
    • Article by Rev. John Wilkins
      • CHAP. IX.—Of a Perpetual Motion—The seeming facility and real difficulty of any such contrivance—The several ways whereby it hath been attempted, particularly by Chemistry.
      • CHAP. XIII.—Concerning several attempts of contriving a Perpetual Motion, by Magnetical Virtues.
      • CHAP. XIV.—The seeming probability of effecting a Continual Motion by Solid Weights in a Hollow Wheel or Sphere.
      • CHAP. XV.—Of composing, a Perpetual Motion by Fluid Weights—Concerning Archimedes his Water Screw—The great probability of accomplishing this enquiry by the help of that, with the fallibleness of it upon experiment.
    • CHAP. IX.—Of a Perpetual Motion—The seeming facility and real difficulty of any such contrivance—The several ways whereby it hath been attempted, particularly by Chemistry.
    • CHAP. XIII.—Concerning several attempts of contriving a Perpetual Motion, by Magnetical Virtues.
    • CHAP. XIV.—The seeming probability of effecting a Continual Motion by Solid Weights in a Hollow Wheel or Sphere.
    • CHAP. XV.—Of composing, a Perpetual Motion by Fluid Weights—Concerning Archimedes his Water Screw—The great probability of accomplishing this enquiry by the help of that, with the fallibleness of it upon experiment.
    • The Paradoxical Hydrostatic Balance
    • Discussion by P. Gregorio Fontana
    • Article by William Nicholson
      • On the Mechanical Projects for Affording a Perpetual Motion
    • On the Mechanical Projects for Affording a Perpetual Motion
    • The Possibility of Perpetual Motion Asserted
    • John Bernoulli's Dissertation on Perpetual Motion
      • Construction
      • Demonstration
      • Corollary
    • Construction
    • Demonstration
    • Corollary
    • P. Christopher Scheiner
    • T. H. Pasley
    • Article From Pamphleteer
    • J. Welch
    • Article From Mechanics' Magazine
  • SUMMARIZED TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • INDEX
  • Transcribers' Notes
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