Text-book on Hydraulics


WITH the advent of electricity, and in the first flush of its successful application to many purposes hitherto served by water, it was claimed that the days of hydraulic power were numbered, and that ere long the study of hydraulics would lose all except merely academical interest. That such has not proved to be the case is now a matter of common knowledge, and, in fact, the rivalry between the two motive agencies can only be said to have been stimulating alike to both of them. In regard to their industrial application, there are wide and distinct fields of usefulness for each, and, rightly understood, the two sciences are collaterally valuable, and even, to some degree, complementary. Altogether, far from the relegation of hydraulics to a background of obscurity and neglect, there has, of late years, been a decided recrudescence of interest in the science which engaged the attention of philosophers more than 2000 years ago, and has been dignified by the researches of Archimedes, Bernouilli and Pascal.

Text-book on Hydraulics.

By G. E. Russell. Pp. vii + 183. (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1909.) Price 2.50 dollars.

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C., B. Text-book on Hydraulics . Nature 82, 483–484 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/082483a0

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