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Newnes Engineer's Pocket Book - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780408000598, 9781483165011

Newnes Engineer's Pocket Book

6th Edition

Author: J. L. Nayler
eBook ISBN: 9781483165011
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 462
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Newnes Engineer's Pocket Book is a collection of different tidbits of information in engineering delivered in a concise and accessible manner. This pocketbook contains many tables, charts, figures, diagrams, equations, and short statements on the different important areas of engineering. Coverage includes basic information such as the mathematical signs and symbols and the Greek alphabet; the SI units, their multiples and definitions, and their equivalent in Imperial units and Metric conversion factors; temperature and heat; weight and mass; stress; energy and horsepower; time; velocity; and electrical concepts. The book also covers machine-tool adapatations for metrication for threads, nuts, screws, bars, and gears. The text is a handy and useful reference book that will be of great aid for students and professionals in the field of engineering.

Table of Contents


Mathematical Signs and Symbols

Greek Alphabet

Introduction to SI Units

Multiples of Units

Definitions of Units

Physical Quantities Expressed Dimensionally

SI Equivalents of Some Common Imperial Units

Metric Conversion Factors

Equivalents of Imperial and Metric Weights and Measures

Decimal Equivalents of Millimeters in Inches

Table of Decimal Equivalents

Comparison of Thermometers

Temperature Conversion Tables

Minutes to Decimals of a Degree

Equivalent Pressures

Stress Conversion Tables

Preferred Numbers

Weight and Mass

Energy and Horsepower




Electrical Equations

Ohm's Law for D.C. and A.C.

Root-Mean-Square Value

Electric Flex: Color Codes

Electricity Supply

Metric Gauge Blocks

Sine Bars

Machine-Tool Adaptation of Metrication

Screw Threads

Pipe Threads

Wing Nuts

Screwed Studs for General Purposes

Metal Washers

Slotted Grub Screws

Keys and Keyways

Morse and Metric Tapers

Lathe Centers

Twist-Drill Gauge Sizes

Cutting Speeds for Drills

Tapping-Drill Sizes

Wire Thread Inserts


Ball Bearings and Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Ferrous Bars

Dimensions of Steel Tubes and Sockets

Metal Sheet, Strip and Wire

Weights of Metric Size Steel Bars

Screw-Thread Terms

Thread Forms

Acme Standard Thread

Gear Tooth Terms

Spur Gearing

Bevel Gears

Hob Terms

Circular Pitch

Diametrical Pitch

Lubricants for Cutting Tools

Spark Test of Steels

Brinell Hardness Test

Approximate Hardness Equivalents

Co-ordinates for Jig Boring

Data on Springs

Aluminum Alloys

Properties of Aluminum

Aluminum Rod, Sheet and Pipe

Wrought Aluminum Alloys



Heat Color Temperatures

Watch Screw Taps

Music Wire Gauge

Metal and Alloy Compositions

Properties of Elements

Imperial Standard Wire Gauge

Steel Sheet and Wire Gauges

Belt Drives

Pulley Calculations

Screw Cutting

Tapping Sizes

Standard Wood Screws

Wood-Screw Proportions

Rules and Formula for Worm Gears

Index Table for Milling Machines

Rivet Spacing

Dimensions for Square Shaft and Fitting

Splined Holes and Shafts

High-Speed Twist Drills

Cutting-Tool Dimensions

Grinding-Wheel Shapes and Speeds

Common Forging Shapes

Press Selection


Arithmetical Progression

Geometrical Progression

Harmonical Progression

Extracting Square Root

Extracting Cube Root

Powers and Roots of p


Plane Figures

Trigonometrical Formula

Examples in Stereometry

Examples in Longimetry

Examples in Planimetry

Surface Area of Solids


Parallelogram of Forces

Clamping Force Exerted by a Nut or Bolt


Formula Relating to Levers

Formula Relating to Centrifugal Force, Tension and Governors

Moments of Inertia, Conic Frustum and Flywheel Formula

Moduli of Sections and Moments of Inertia

Chords of Circles

Chords and Radians

Areas and Circumferences of Circles

Powers and Roots

Squares, Cubes and Reciprocals

Factors of Numbers to 9999

Trigonometrical Tables

Logarithm Tables


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