Foster, J. D. G.

Loukanov, I. A.

Uziak, J.

Mechanics of Machines: Lecture Notes

  • Year: 2004
  • ISBN: 99912-560-6-7
  • Format: A4
  • Pages: 100
  • Binding: sidestapled
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Price ex. VAT BWP: 165.00
  • Notice: Price subject to change.

The distinctive products of the discipline of Mechanical Engineering are systems and devices that move. They all involve some flow of mechanical power, applied in a controlled way. Their scale ranges from miniature devices, where the power might be a few microwatts, up to heavy industrial machines that can deliver hundreds of megawatts of power.

The book is structured around such topics as machine motion (kinematics), mechanisms, gear systems, balancing of machines, gyroscopic effects and vibrations. The reader should quickly perceive that each principle learnt can be applied to a large range of machines and mechanical components. Proper understanding and confidence are only developed when the student tackles a large number of tutorial examples and problems. Hence solving problems should be the principal learning activity when using this book.  

Mechanics of Machines: Lecture Notes