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Mechanisms by Tchebyshev

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This project gathers all the mechanisms created by a great Russian mathematician Pafnuty Lvovich Tchebyshev (1821—1894). Some of them have been stored in museums: twenty are in the Polytechnical museum (Moscow), five are in the Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg State University, some are in The Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris and in Science Museum (London). There are only photos or descriptions left for some of the mechanisms. The aim of this project is to preserve this heritage by constructing high-quality computer models of the mechanisms that remain and reconstruct those that have disappeared according to archive documents. By agreement with Museums the models are based on accurate measurements of all the original parameters. Any mechanism should be provided with existing photos, computer models and a movie explaining how the mechanisms work and showing it in action.

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@online{MechanismsbyTchebyshev,
	title = {Mechanisms by Tchebyshev},
	abstract = {This project gathers all the mechanisms created by a great Russian mathematician Pafnuty Lvovich Tchebyshev (1821—1894).

Some of them have been stored in museums: twenty are in the Polytechnical museum (Moscow), five are in the Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg State University, some are in The Mus{\'{e}}e des Arts et M{\'{e}}tiers in Paris and in Science Museum (London). There are only photos or descriptions left for some of the mechanisms.

The aim of this project is to preserve this heritage by constructing high-quality computer models of the mechanisms that remain and reconstruct those that have disappeared according to archive documents. By agreement with Museums the models are based on accurate measurements of all the original parameters. Any mechanism should be provided with existing photos, computer models and a movie explaining how the mechanisms work and showing it in action.},
	url = {http://en.tcheb.ru/},
	author = {},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2017-12-04},
	year = 2009,
	collections = {basically-physics,history,things-to-make-and-do}
}