ENGRG 9-10-08_Notes - sold to mines: coal didntneed to be...

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Britain before the "Industrial Revolution":Coal,Iron, and Steam England: Small country: no point is more than 70 miles from ocean ==> transport is by water. Coal: Transporting Coal: (It's heavy) -barges on the water: (horse power to lift it onto barge) 1761: Duke of Bridgewater Canal -Railroad: -Coal Wagon (Newcastle 1773) Coal as a fuel: -Heating: ex:Beer Making late 18th century -Need=Reverberatory Furnace -Coke Fired Blast Furnace -hot dirty furnace: bedlam Furnace at Colbrookdale Steam Engine: -Papin's steam engine: condense steam to force down a piston->measures the weight of the air. He also states that i would be able to do work Saver'ys steam-engine: two receptacles alternate pulling water up/ pushing it out -Patent=Fire Engine Newcomen Steam Engine: sweden 1734: 1% thermal efficiency
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Unformatted text preview: sold to mines: coal didntneed to be transported. was better than horsepower in this case WHY then is this not the Industrial Revolution?-Economic boom doesn't happen until later-cotton and iron exports-# Patents Explodes @ 1750 (Theme: Relationship between Science and Technology (natural Philosophy: publish works on artifacts knowledge and property Conclusions: Think about the contrast between gradual technological chance --eg., in coal mining, canals,iron-making, and developement of the steam engine before 1760 -- and the image of the IR as rapid chance Exponential growth did occur in come ares-- cotton, iron, steam, patents, population -- during the period we call the IR e.g., 1760-1830...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course ENGRG 2500 taught by Professor Kline during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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