Theory of Machines and Mechanisms – John Uicker, Gordon Pennock and Joseph Shigley – 3rd Edition


Theory of published in 2009 by Oxford University Press, is the third edition of the meant for both undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical engineering. For the benefit of the students, the book has been divided into three parts. Part one is about kinematics and mechanisms, part two is about the of mechanisms, and part three is about the dynamics of machines.

Part one contains information about basic topics such as velocity, acceleration, position and displacement, and the world of mechanism. Part two explains topics like gears, synthesis of linkages, cam design, robotics, mechanism trains, and so on.

Part 3 includes essential topics on the dynamics of machines such as analysis, balancing, cam dynamics, gyroscopes, dynamics of reciprocating engines, flywheels, planar and spatial dynamic force analysis, and static force analysis. The exercises and the solved problems allow the students to practise their knowledge better.

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    1. Part 1 Kinematics and Mechanisms
    2. The Geometry of Motion

    3. Position and Displacement

    4. Velocity

    5. Acceleration

    6. Numerical Methods in Kinematic Analysis 

    7. Part 2 Design of Mechanisms
    8. Cam Design

    9. Spur Gears 

    10. Helical, Worm and Bevel Gears

    11. Mechanism Trains

    12. Synthesis of Linkages

    13. Spatial Mechanisms

    14. Part 3 Dynamics of Machines
    15. Static Forces

    16. Dynamic Forces

    17. Dynamics of Reciprocating Engines

    18. Balancing

    19. Cam Dynamics

    20. Machine Dynamics

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Ahmad Azab
09/12/2016 12:52 pm

Great book for the class

Solution Manual
09/12/2016 3:20 pm

Well written text, with easy to follow example problems.

Sanuwar Rahman
Sanuwar Rahman
19/05/2017 1:18 am

Good book the chapter problems range from easy to very challenging, with additional design concept problems.

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