With over 25 years of outstanding research contributions and teaching experiences, Kenneth Waldron and Gary Kinzel provide a modern approach to the study of mechanisms and machines.
The text reflects their unique backgrounds and provides an integrated treatment of a set of seemingly diverse topics, such as planar mechanisms, spatial mechanisms and robotics. Their emphasis on both analytical and graphical methods sets the stage so that students can readily transform problems into computer algorithms.
Building on the success of the previous edition, the Second Edition continues to use the vector approach for both analysis and synthesis, and provides a solid theoretical background in kinematic principles coupled with practical examples.
Kenneth J. Waldron
, G. L. Kinzel
JOHN WILEY & SONS
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2nd Revised edition
10 October 2003
Professional and scholarly
Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Graphical Position, Velocity and Acceleration Analysis for Mechanisms with Revolute Joints or Fixed Slides. Chapter 3. Linkages with Rolling and Sliding Contacts and Joints On Moving Sliders. Chapter 4. Instant Centers of Velocity. Chapter 5. Analytical Linkage Analysis. Chapter 6. Planar Linkage Design. Chapter 7. Special Mechanisms. Chapter 8. Profile Cam Design. Chapter 9. Spatial Linkage Analysis. Chapter 10. Spur Gears. Chapter 11. Helical, Bevel, and Worm Gears. Chapter 12. Gear Trains. Chapter 13. Static Force Analysis of Mechanisms. Chapter 14. Dynamic Force Analysis. Chapter 15. Shaking Forces and Balancing. Index.