Emphasizing the industrial relevance of the subject matter, this work dispenses with conventional inaccurate graphical methods used in Kinematics of plane mechanisms, cams and balancing. Instead, a general vector approach for plane and space mechanisms is presented. The vector approach is extended to kinematic and torque analyses of epicyclic gears. The text also includes involute gear geometry and non standard gears, and comments on the efficiency of all types of gears and guidelines for the choice of transmissions.
Engineering-Transportation, Engineering, Mechanical,