Newnes Engineer's Pocket Book

Newnes Engineer's Pocket Book

6th Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: J. L. Nayler
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165011

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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

  • Abbreviations

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165011

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J. L. Nayler

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