A  Science and Technology Odyssey in Cyberspace-Time 
20000 BC to 1800 AD
An e-book for the entire family from science-ebooks.com
To link to my other free eBooks select one of the following
    Select Physics Topics   Electronic Troubleshooting   Basic Electronics  Gif Circuits 
Science Ebooks Ezine   Free Java Script Catalog with Applets and Games

Time Period

Title Page



1500 - 1699

1700 - 1800



Back to Timeline 1700 thru 1800 

Newcomen Steam Engine

"Thomas Newcomen's steam engine, invented in 1712, was the first practical steam engine and was used to power pumps in the tin mines of Cornwall and the coal mines of northern England. Steam from the boiler entered the cylinder as the piston moved up (pulled by the weight of a wooden beam). Water from a tank was then sprayed into the cylinder, condensing the steam and creating a vacuum so that air pressure forced down the piston and activated the pump."

Site 2 shows a more modern version of a steam engine that exhausts the steam into atmosphere.

Site 3 shows the history of thermodynamics from antiquity to present.

Click A&E Banner at right and then select Biography and then SEARCH "Thomas Newcomen"


Visit Bill's Science Mall

Bill's Best Sites
Fun Science Games

Select Physics Topics

Navigate in Deep Space

Spaceship Soft Landing

Fire Missile and Record
Missile Trajectory


Fun IT Projects

Program a Microprocessor and see how it works.

Write a JavaScript Program



Visit Basic Electronics  a fun way to learn electronics troubleshootting!   

Hit Counter