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Free Online Texts on Nomography

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:25 am
by RonDoerfler
Hi All,

Here is a listing of free and whole texts on nomography that I have found online to date. Public domain book scans available from Google Books are gathered in my online Google Books "library" that I created just now for this purpose. You can view and download PDFs of the following books by clicking on their images or names in my library collection at:

http://books.google.com/books?as_list=B ... v1cw&hl=en

--- Traite de Nomographie, by Maurice d'Ocagne (1899)
--- Exposé synthéthique des principes fondamentaux de la nomographie, by Maurice d' Ocagne (1903)
--- Contribution à la théorie et aux applications de la nomographie, by Rodolphe Soreau (1902) ... contains some really fascinating nomograms
--- Über die Nomographie von m. D'ocagne: Eine Einführung in dieses Gebiet, by Friedrich Schilling (1900)
--- The Construction of Graphical Charts, by John Bailey Peddle (1919)
--- Graphical and Mechanical Computation Part 1: Alignment Charts, by Joseph Lipka (1921) ... Oddly enough, this is exactly the same book as Lipka's Graphical and Mechanical Computation Part 2: Experimental Data written in 1918.

There are also public texts of various lengths available at other sites:

--- Graphical and Mechanical Computation Part 1: Alignment Charts, by Joseph Lipka (1921). This was listed in the Google Books library above, but it can also be downloaded from a link at http://www.archive.org/details/graphica ... h003785mbp Although the scanned pages here are smaller than the scan on Google Books, this is actually a better scan when the smaller pages are zoomed into for reading or printing. Also, for example, page 63 of the Google Books scan is ruined while it is fine here.

--- A First Course in Nomography, by Selig Brodetsky (1920). A link to download the PDF file can be found at http://www.archive.org/details/firstcou ... 00broduoft

--- Alignment Charts, by Lester Ford. A link to download the PDF file can be found at http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service= ... 1175197124

--- Stereo Nomograms, by A. Haasbroek. A link to download the PDF file can be found at http://www.ncg.knaw.nl/Publicaties/Geod ... broek.html . Interesting discussion of the 4D standard determinant form, although I have not been able to successfully view the anaglyph (red-blue) images with an anaglyph viewing card because the blue is too pale even when I adjust the colors.

Happy reading!

Ron

Re: Free Online Texts on Nomography

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:39 am
by Leif
I don't manage to see the book pdf files at google. The most I see is "snippet view" ??? Should I be able to download pdf files or has google changed something ?

\leif

Re: Free Online Texts on Nomography

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:49 pm
by RonDoerfler
I'm not sure why there's a problem--if anyone is having difficulties with the Google Book downloads, please send me a private email here on the forum and we'll try to find out why.

Ron

Re: Free Online Texts on Nomography

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:54 pm
by Leif
Could it be that in EU copyright is lost after 70 years after author's death, but in US works before 1923 have expired copyrights ?

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright#Duration

\leif

Re: Free Online Texts on Nomography

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:04 pm
by RonDoerfler
That may be it. I was under the impression that the US had the most restrictive copyright laws, but apparently not.

Ron

Re: Free Online Texts on Nomography

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:56 pm
by joe marasco
Here is another way to obtain d'Ocagne's classic work:

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch.detail?invid=9769660131&wquery=ocagne&qwork=-54369880&qsort=&page=1

I recently purchased this for $19.19 (don’t ask me how!) and it came today. I can verify that it is a faithful reproduction of the original from 1899, as I have a copy of that.

This book is new, and its only disadvantage is that the pages are reduced somewhat, so that the type is small and harder for an old geezer like me to read. The reduction also makes some of the figures a bit “penible” to read.

On the other hand, if you can read French and desire to have the classic tome in your library, this is not a bad way to go. The original versions are pretty much only available from antiquarian booksellers at very elevated prices, if you don't go the Google route.

My guess is that the modern-day publisher was able to take advantage of the book being out of copyright coverage on its 110th anniversary.

Re: Free Online Texts on Nomography

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:35 am
by bruce741
I have not been able to successfully view the anaglyph (red-blue) images with an anaglyph viewing card because the blue is too pale even when I adjust the colors.