Hydrostatics and Mechanics

Hydrostatics and Mechanics

by A. E. E. McKenzie


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Originally published in 1934 as the first instalment of McKenzie's School Certificate trilogy, this book explains the physical properties of hydrostatics and mechanics. The text is accompanied by multiple photographs, drawings and diagrams to illustrate key points, and every chapter concludes with several questions for students to reinforce the chapter content. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science education in Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107452572
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/24/2014
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Measurement and Hydrostatics: 1. Measurement and units; 2. Density; 3. Pressure in liquids; 4. The pressure of air; 5. The principle of Archimedes; Part II. Mechanics: 6. The lever. Centre of gravity; 7. Theory of machines; 8. Power and energy; 9. The parallelogram law; 10. Galileo and falling bodies. Motion; 11. The laws of motion. Sir Isaac Newton. Gravitation; 12. Force and motion; Answers to questions; Index.

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