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Have you everwondered why levers and pulleys make it easy to lift heavy objects? Or thoughtabout what it is that makes a combustion engine work? The Book of Basic Machines will give you the information you needto understand key concepts, techniques, components, and much more. Designed andprepared by the Naval Education and Training Program Development Center fornaval training, and taught widely in technical school across the country, themanual covers the theory and application of many of the most importantmechanical ideas. Concepts build effortlessly from one chapter to the next. Clear explanations, illuminating examples,and over 200 skillfully rendered diagrams, cross-sections, and illustrationsmake it remarkably easy for readers of any level to understand the fascinatinginner-workings of basic machines. The Book of Basic Machines is an invaluable resource for mechanicalengineering students looking to learn the basics, working engineers wanting tobrush up on some theory, or hobbyists who simply want to know how things work.Simply put, this book is required reading for anyone interested in machines.From the basics of simple levers to the principles of the internal combustionengine, The Book of Basic Machines coversevery aspect of basic machinery.