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Spatial Mechanisms: Analysis and Synthesis comprises the study of the three-dimensional relative motion between the components of a machine. Each chapter in this book presents a concise, but thorough, fundamental statement of the theory, principles, and methods. It then follows this with a selected number of worked examples. Numerous references provided at the end of chapters and the bibliography at the end of the book serve as helpful sources for further study.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION CLASSIFICATION OF MECHANISMS Basic Concepts and Definitions Mobility Criterion Structural Classification of Mechanisms Number Synthesis of Mechanisms KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL MECHANISMS Raven's Method of Independent-position Equations Hartenberg and Denavit's 4x4 Matrix Method Chace's Vector Method General Transformation Matrix Method Dual Number Quaternion Algebra Method Method of Generated Surfaces Method of Constant Distance Equations Method of Train Components Summary EXISTENCE CRITERIA AND GROSS-MOTION ANALYSIS OF MECHANISMS Existence Criteria of Mechanisms Gross Motion Analysis of Mechanisms Mobility Analysis of Four-Link RSSR Mechanisms Classification of Spherical Four-Bar Mechanisms FINEMATIC SYNTHESIS OF SPATIAL MECHANISMS Function Generation Synthesis Rigid Body Guidance Synthesis Path Generation Synthesis COUPLER COGNATES AND COUPLER CURES Robert's Cognates of Spatial Four-Link Mechanisms Robert's Cognates of Spatial Five-Link Mechanisms Spatial Coupler Curves APPENDICES
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