Machines & Mechanisms: Applied Kinematic Analysis, 4th edition

  • David H. Myszka


This up-to-date introduction to kinematic analysis ensures relevance by using actual machines and mechanisms throughout. MACHINES & MECHANISMS, 4/e provides the techniques necessary to study the motion of machines while emphasizing the application of kinematic theories to real-world problems. State-of-the-art techniques and tools are utilized, and analytical techniques are presented without complex mathematics. Reflecting instructor and student feedback, this Fourth Edition’s extensive improvements include: a new section introducing special-purpose mechanisms; expanded descriptions of kinematic properties; clearer identification of vector quantities through standard boldface notation; new timing charts; analytical synthesis methods; and more. All end-of-chapter problems have been reviewed, and many new problems have been added.

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Mechanisms and Kinematics

2. Building Computer Models of Mechanisms Using Working Model® Software

3. Vectors

4. Position and Displacement Analysis

5. Mechanism Design

6. Velocity Analysis

7. Acceleration Analysis

8. Computer-Aided Mechanism Analysis

9. Cams: Design and Kinematic Analysis

10. Gears: Kinematic Analysis and Selection

11. Belt and Chain Drives

12. Screw Mechanisms

13. Static Force Analysis

14. Dynamic Force Analysis

Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Problems



Published by Pearson (December 30th 2010) - Copyright © 2012