Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Be the first one to write a review. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Mechanics of Machines is designed for undergraduate courses in kinematics and dynamics of machines.
It covers the basic concepts of gears, gear trains, the mechanics of rigid bodies, and graphical and analytical kinematic analyses of planar mechanisms. In addition, the text describes a procedure for designing disc cam mechanisms, discusses graphical and analytical force analyses and balancing of planar mechanisms, and illustrates common methods for the synthesis of mechanisms. Cleghorn is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Nikolai Dechev is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria. Clear, concise language that introduces the fundamentals to students and expands to advanced topics. Companion website includes 2D models, virtual 3D models, and animations of mechanisms and machines.