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  1. Angrist, Stanley W. "Perpetual Motion Machines" in Scientific American, Jan 1968. This article is also in a Sci. Amer. reprint book.

  2. Angrist, Stanley W. and Loren G. Hepler. Order and Chaos. Basic Books, 1967. [QC311.A5]

  3. Dircks, Henry. (1806-1873) Perpetuum Mobile, or the search for self-motive power during the 17th 18th and 19th centuries. London, E. & F. Spon, 16 Bucklersbury, 1861. Rogers and Hall Co., 1916.

  4. Dircks, Henry. (1806-1873) Perpetuum Mobile, or the history of the search for self-motive power from the 13th to the 19th century. London, E. & F. Spon, 48 Charing Cross, 1870.

  5. Dircks, Henry. (1806-1873) Scientific Studies or Practical, in Conntrast With Chimerical Pursuits, Exemplified in Two Popular Lectures. I. The Life of Edward Somerset, Second Marquis of Worcester, Inventor of the Steam Engine. II. Chimeras of Science: Astrology, Alchemy, Squaring the Circle, Perpetuum Mobile, Etc. London, E. & F. N. Spon, 48 Charing Cross, S. W. 1869.

  6. Gardner, Martin. Perpetual Motion: Illusion and Reality, Foote Prints, Vol. 47, No. 2, 1984, p. 21-35.

  7. Herring, Daniel Webster (1850- ) Foibles and Fallacies of Science. Van Nostrand, 1924.

  8. Jastrow, Joseph. The Story of Human Error. D. Appleton- Century Company, 1936. Chapter on "Error in Physics," by W. F. G. Swann. Books for Libraries, $15.25.

  9. Moore, Clara Bloomfield. Keely and His Discoveries. (Reprint ed with foreword by Leslie Shepard, University Books, 1972?. Original edition, 1893(?).) Mrs. Moore was one of Keely's most faithful supporters. Keely's explanations of his theories were incomprehensible even to those sympathetic to his work, and this book provides many examples of this.

  10. Ord-Hume, Arthur W. J. G. Perpetual Motion. St Martins, 1978. Ord-Hume is an engineer, and has written extensively on antique clocks and other mechanisms. But his cavalier "refutations" of many of the perpetual motion machines are trivial and misleading. Some parts, particularly chapter 6, are difficult to follow. But, the book has the virtue of still being in print, in paperback, and as a historical survey of the subject it is well worth owning. However, the drawings in the Barnes and Noble reprint edition are not nearly so clear.

  11. Phin, John. The Seven Follies of Science. D. Van Nostrand, 1906. The line drawings are very clearly reproduced. The explanations often miss the mark.

  12. Scientific American, 1884, has references to J. W. Keely, generally derogatory and even sarcastic. March 19, p. 196. April 5, p. 213. Oct 11, p. 230.

  13. Verance, Percy (Pseudonym!). Perpetual Motion. 20th Century Enlightenment Specialty Co., 1916. This is an edited compilation of excerpts from Dircks' books, with many of the illustrations. It is apparently a Rosicrucian publication, part of a series called: History, Explanation and Prophecy Illustrated.

Alguns livros de ensino mencionam dispositivos de movimento perpétuo, ou propõem problemas sobre eles.

  1. Gettys, W. Edward, Keller and Skove. Classical and Modern Physics, McGraw-Hill, 1989. End of chapter problems about the Escher "Waterfall" (p. 347), buoyant force paradox (p. 348), and the weighted piston device (p. 348).

  2. Hudson, Alvin and Rex Nelson. University Physics, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1982. Section 21.7 discusses perpetual motion devices, with pictures of an overbalanced wheel, a buoyancy motor, the 1618 closed-cycle mill, the ammonia engine, and a picture of the Escher waterfall, all on p. 511.

  3. O'Hanian, Hans C. Physics, W. W. Norton, 1985. Short description of the two kinds of perpetual motion machines, with a drawing of the articulated-hammer overbalanced wheel (p. 508).

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