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


Theory of published in 2009 by Oxford Press, is the third edition of the meant for both undergraduate and graduate of mechanical . 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 design of mechanisms, and part three is about the 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 vibration analysis, balancing, cam dynamics, gyroscopes, dynamics of reciprocating engines, flywheels, planar and spatial dynamic force analysis, and static force analysis. The exercises and the allow the students to practise their better.

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Table of Contents

    Part 1 Kinematics and Mechanisms
  1. The Geometry of Motion

  2. Position and Displacement

  3. Velocity

  4. Acceleration

  5. Numerical Methods in Kinematic Analysis 

  6. Part 2 Design of Mechanisms
  7. Cam Design

  8. Spur Gears 

  9. Helical, Worm and Bevel Gears

  10. Mechanism Trains

  11. Synthesis of Linkages

  12. Spatial Mechanisms

  13. Part 3 Dynamics of Machines
  14. Static Forces

  15. Dynamic Forces

  16. Dynamics of Reciprocating Engines

  17. Balancing

  18. Cam Dynamics

  19. Machine Dynamics

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Ahmad Azab
December 9, 2016 12:52 pm

Great book for the class

Solution Manual
December 9, 2016 3:20 pm

Well written text, with easy to follow example problems.

Sanuwar Rahman
Sanuwar Rahman
May 19, 2017 1:18 am

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

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