NEW - End of chapter summaries along with additional review and discussion items.
Gives students a chance to practice covered topics immediately upon completion.
NEW - Suggestions for “working smart,” particularly with computers—The text illustrates efficient use of mathematics software for computation and plotting of results. Computer-aided matrix solutions are used where appropriate and some text examples illustrate the use of motion simulation software.
Provides students with a powerful means for communicating results, with the opportunity to determine whether or not design requirements have been satisfied, and to see the advantages and limitations of a proposed design. Also enables students to avoid boring, repetitive work and put more emphasis on design-oriented tasks and interpretations of results.
NEW - Thorough revision of the material on cam design—Including design of higher-order polynomial cam profiles.
Students plot, analyze, and compare motion characteristics of cam and follower systems, increasing their understanding of practical cam-design considerations for specific applications.
1. Mechanism and Machines: Basic Concepts
2. Motion in Machinery: Positional Analysis of Planar and Spatial Mechanisms
3. Velocity Analysis of Mechanisms
4. Acceleration of Mechanisms
5. Design and Analysis of Cam-and-Follower Systems
6. Spur Gears: Design and Analysis
7. Helical, Worm, and Bevel Gears: Design and Analysis
8. Drive Trains: Design and Analysis
9. Static Force Analysis
10. Dynamic-Force Analysis
12. Introduction to Robotic Manipulators
Partial Answers to Selected Problems