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Theory of Machines and Mechanisms: SI Edition

John J. Uicker (Author) Gordon R. Pennock (Author) Joseph E. Shigley (Author)
Synopsis This SI edition of Theory of Machines and Mechanism, Third Edition, International Version, Provides the foundation for the study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems. The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various and independent technical approaches that exist in the field of mechanisms, kinematics, and dynamics. Coverage of all analysis and development methods is balanced, with the use of both analytic and graphic tools. In addition, all measurements are presented using the International System of Units (SI). This text is ideal for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, taking a course on kinematics of machines, dynamics of machines, and/ or mechanics of machines.

o    Includes an introduction to kinematic coefficients, which clearly separates kinematic (geometric) effects from operating spend and other dynamic dependences, and unifies the coverage of linkages with that for cams and geared systems.

o    Contains entirely new chapters on the analysis and design of flywheels, governors, and gyroscopes.

o    Offers new, quality illustrations.
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About the authors

John J. Uicker

John J. Uicker, Jr., is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin –Madison. His teaching and research interests include solid geometric modeling, modeling of mechanical motion, and their application to computer-aided design and manufacture. Professor Uicker is one of the founding members of the U.S. Council for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms.

Gordon R. Pennock

Gordon R. Pennock is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He is a recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1986, from the Society of Automotive Engineers. His research interests include theoretical kinematics and the dynamics of mechanical motion. Professor Pennock is the Student Section Advisor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Purdue University and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Joseph E. Shigley

The Late Joseph E. Shigley was Professor Emeritus of mechanical Engineering at the university of Michigan and a fellow of the American Society of mechanical Engineers. He held the Mechanisms Committee Award, the Worcester reed Warner Medal, and the Machine design Award. Professor Shigley authored eight books, including Mechanical Engineering Design.

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Bibliographic information

Title Theory of Machines and Mechanisms: SI Edition
Format Softcover
Date published: 20.08.2009
Edition 3rd ed.
Language: English
isbn 019806232x, 9780198062325
length 734p., Tables; Figures; Index; 24cm.