Brief History of Mechanics


Almost everything that surrounds us follows the principle of mechanics. It all started with the ancient Greeks, who were the first ones to seriously ponder the reality behind nature. In this write-up, we will cover the brief history of mechanics, starting with how it came into notice to the practical inventions in the modern era where every day a new innovation surges up using the principles of mechanics.

Brief History of Mechanics

Greeks were noted to be the first ones who had shown curiosity over the occurrence of nature and the things surrounded them. However, their research was based more on the logic rather than experiments which led to some wrong perceptions, which logically seemed right but were practically wrong, continued to be believed for several hundred years.

The modern inventions that we see around us are the result of the scientific revolution which started way back in the late 16th century. Nicolaus Copernicus, a mathematician, physician, astronomer, and an economist, brought the revolution in the famous geocentric view by Aristo with his idea of placing the sun at the “centre” in 1543.

Galileo, who is considered to be the forefather of experimental physics, continued with the mechanical and astronomical observations and made some noteworthy contribution in the evolution of this field. Sir Francis Bacon, with his scientific philosophy, formed the foundation for the modern scientific methodology. He drew knowledge from nature with proper observation, experiment, and testing. Dismissing the theory of Copernicus, Giordano Bruno suggested that the sun is not at the centre of the universe; rather it is like the stars which have life harbouring planets.

Sir Isaac Newton made a breakthrough in the mechanical physics theory with the formulation of three basic laws of motion. Furthermore, he was also the mastermind behind the creation of calculus that is required to use his laws of motion.  

Years passed by and we got the basic ideas of energy and its variants i.e. kinetic, potential, thermal, and mechanical. Hermann, Lagrange, and Hamilton published their formulations of mechanics in different years and the result today we have in the form of mechanical inventions i.e. gears and fits. The mechanical inventions continued to prosper in various countries and continent, before finally witnessing an industrial boom in the Victorian era. The locomotive trains, steam engines, and other such innovations came into occurrence in this era which is known to be the peak era of technical progress.

Mechanics in Modern Era

The locomotive trains and the steam engines that you see in the modern era is the result of the study of mechanics. However, the advancement of the modern technology has revolutionized the way the mechanic tools were manufactured and used. If you are fond of old school mechanics, UGears is the best platform for you. They are offering amazing mechanical toys and puzzles which revive the traditional mechanics. The steam train offered by them is surely going to bring a nostalgic feel with its artistic design and unique features.

The vintage puzzle i.e. steam locomotive train features a classical design of train which was used when the mechanical progress was on the peak. Each and every minute detail has been taken great care of while manufacturing this train which will give you an authentic feel because of its design and look. Moreover, you don’t have to use glue to join the puzzles as the pieces are pre-cut.

If you have a friend or loved one who is fond of old school mechanics, there can be no better gift than this vintage train for them. It comes with a user manual for the convenience in building the train without any trouble or hassle.

 


1 comment


  • Cam Machine

    Engineering has such a rich history, and it is a field that continues to make new history every day.


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