Theory Of Machines And Mechanisms | Third Edition | John J. Dicker Jr. | Gordon R. Pennock | Joseph E. Shigley


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About The Authors:

1. John J. Vicker Jr. 

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John J. Vicker, Jr. Solid geometric modelling and the modelling of mechanical motion, as well as their application to computer-aided design and manufacture, are his teaching and research specialties; these include the kinematics, dynamics, and simulation of articulated rigid-body mechanical systems. He founded the Computer-Aided Engineering Center and was its director for the first ten years of its existence.

He graduated from the University of Detroit with a B.M.E. and North-western University with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering. He has served on various national committees of ASME and SAE since joining the University of Wisconsin faculty in 1967, and he is a founding member of the US Council for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms and I Fromm, the worldwide federation.


2. Gordon R. Pennock 

Gordon R. Pennock is a mechanical engineering associate professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His main areas of expertise are mechanics and machine design. His research interests are on theoretical kinematics and mechanical motion dynamics. His research has included the kinematics and dynamics of articulated rigid-body mechanical systems, as well as robotics, rotary machinery, and biomechanics.

He earned his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in mechanical engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as his M. Eng. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and the University of California, Davis. He has worked on various national and international programme committees since joining the Purdue University faculty in 1983.

About The Book:

'Theory Of Machines And Mechanisms | Third Edition | John J. Dicker Jr. | Gordon R. Pennock | Joseph E. Shigley' is the book of engineering theory, analysis, design, and practise known as mechanisms and kinematics and dynamics of machines is the subject of this book. While this book is aimed largely at engineering students, there is a lot of useful information for practising engineers as well. After all, a skilled engineer understands that he or she must continue to learn throughout their careers. Over the last 50 years, the ongoing huge increase of knowledge, notably in the areas of kinematics and dynamics of machinery, has put a lot of pressure on engineering curricula in many institutions to replace "old" topics with "new" subjects. 

At some schools, depending on the faculty, this has meant that kinematics and dynamics of machines could only be made available as an elective topic for specialized study by a small number of students; at others it remained a required subject for all mechanical engineering students This has meant that kinematics and dynamics of machines could only be made available as an elective topic for specialised study by a small number of students at some institutions, depending on the faculty; at others, it remained an obligatory subject for all mechanical engineering students. It was required at other schools to place a greater emphasis on design at the expense of analysis depth. Overall, the times have necessitated the development of a textbook that meets the needs of new and evolving course structures.

Much of the new knowledge generated during this time is contained in a vast number of technical publications, each of which is written in its own unique language and nomenclature and requires further background to comprehend. Individual contributions might be used to strengthen engineering courses if the essential foundation was laid first and a standard notation and nomenclature was developed. These new discoveries might then be incorporated into current courses to create a coherent, up-to-date, and comprehensive whole. The goal of this book is to give the background necessary for such integration. 

All of the standard methods of analysis and development found in the field's literature are used to establish a comprehensive and basic understanding. Because the authors believe that graphical computing gives visual feedback that increases the student's understanding of the underlying nature of and interplay between the equations involved, we have employed graphical methods of analysis and synthesis extensively throughout the book. As a result, graphic approaches are taught in this book as one method for solving vector equations specified by fundamental laws of mechanics, rather than as mysterious graphical "tricks" to be learned by rote and executed blindly. Furthermore, while visual techniques may be wrong, they may be completed rapidly, and sketches can often provide good estimates of a solution or be used to validate the results of analytic or numeric solution techniques, even if they are inaccurate.

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