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Theory Of Machines

Mechanisms

An intoduction to the theory of Machines which includes instantaneous centres, friction circle,and Hookes Joint.
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Velocity and Acceleration

The analysis of velocity and acceleration in a range of mechanisms including Klein's Construction for piston acceleration.
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Cams

Cams; their profiles and the velocity and acceleration of their associated followers
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The Geometry of Gears

The geometry of both Cycloid and Involute gears. An analysis of the motion between two teeth and the calculation of the path of contact.
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Gear Trains

An analysis of Gear Trains with particular reference to Epicyclic Gears.
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Screw Threads

An analysis of the torque required to turn a screw thread against a known load.
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Clutches

Friction clutches with examples on single, multiple and conical plates.
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Belt and Rope Drives Brakes

The Theory behind Belt and Rope drives using both Flat and Grooved pulleys. Included in this section are drum brakes.
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Engine Governors

Centifugal and Inertia Engine Governors.
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Notations

Notations used in the pages on the Theory of Machines.
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Inertia Forces and Couples

Inertia Forces and Couples with particular reference to Reciprocating Engines.
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Turning Moment Diagrams

Turning Moment Diagrams with particular reference to Engines and Flywheels.

Balancing of Inertia Forces

The Balancing of Inertia Forces with particular reference to Engines, Air Compresssors and Steam Locomotives.
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General Dynamical Problems

A series of Dynamical Problems that come within the study of machines.
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Dynamics of Geared Systems

Acceleration of geared systems, and analysing combined angular and linear motions.
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Gyroscopes

An analysis of gyroscopic couples.
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