Kinematics, Dynamics, and Design of Machinery

Kinematics, Dynamics, and Design of Machinery by K. J. Waldron

Book Description – Kinematics, Dynamics, and Design of Machinery

Product Details Paperback: 680 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (October 24, 2003) Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471244171
ISBN-13: 978-0471244172
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.3 x 10.3 inches

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

A perfect refresher on the kinematics and dynamics of machinery. The book uses analytical techniques, without complex mathematics, in the design of mechanical devices. Included with the book is a set of programs, written in MATLAB, which can be run to illustrate kinematics principles. The source code is also provided so readers can modify and customize the programs.
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From the Back Cover

Clear principles, practical problems and MATLAB programs – all under one cover!

Offering a modern approach to the study of mechanisms and machines, Kenneth Waldron and Gary Kinzel’s Second Edition of KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND DESIGN OF MACHINERY presents comprehensive, authoritative coverage of a wide variety of topics, ranging from planar linkage design to spatial mechanisms and robotics. With this text, you’ll be able to develop the solid theoretical background and practical knowledge you need to solve real-world problems.

Here’s how Waldron and Kinzel’s approach works:

  • Graphical and analytical methods: The authors introduce analysis using the vector approach, and then present spatial mechanisms using both vectors and matrices.
  • A separate chapter on simple mechanisms: Chapter 2 now covers the analysis of linkages with simple revolute and sliding joints, and serves as an introduction to velocities and accelerations.
  • Tables of equations for easy references: The text develops background equations and then summarizes them in handy tables. These tables allow you to easily program the equations for most mechanisms of interest.
  • Modern software tools: Most of the procedures in the book are covered with MATLAB programs.
  • Real-world problems: Practical problems allow you to apply the basic principles to realistic situations.

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