Many ancient Chinese legends refer to the mysterious invention of the south-pointing carriage. It was a chariot on which was mounted a figure with an outstretched arm that continuously pointed south no matter which way the chariot turned. This device is called the south-pointing chariot and is found in literary records but without surviving hardware. However, various reconstructions of its designs have existed in past years.
|Title of host publication||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
|Number of pages||70|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jan 1|
|Name||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering