This updated and enlarged Second Edition provides in-depth, progressive studies of kinematic mechanisms and offers novel, simplified methods of solving typical problems that arise in mechanisms synthesis and analysis - concentrating on the use of algebra and trigonometry and minimizing the need for calculus.;It continues to furnish complete coverage of: key concepts, including kinematic terminology, uniformly accelerated motion, and the properties of vectors; graphical techniques for both velocity and acceleration analysis; analytical techniques; and ready-to-use computer and calculator programmes for analyzing basic classes of mechanisms.;This edition supplies detailed explications of such new topics as: gears, gear trains, and cams; velocity and acceleration analyses of rolling elements; acceleration analysis of sliding contact mechanisms by the effective component method; four-bar analysis by the parallelogram method; and centre of curvature determination methods.
Part 1 Introductory concepts: kinematic terminology; uniformly accelerated motion; vectors. Part 2 Graphical techniques: graphical techniques - velocity analysis - effective component of velocity method, instant centre method, relative velocity method; graphical techniques - acceleration analysis - linear acceleration along curved paths, effective component of acceleration mehtod, relative acceleration method, velocity difference method, graphical calculus method, miscellaneous methods. Part 3 Analytical techniques: complex algebra; four-bar mechanism analysis - simplified vector method; quick-return mechanism analysis - simplified vector method; sliding coupler mechanisms analysis - simplified vector method; slider-crank mechanism analysis - calculus method gears; gear trains; cams. Problems.