Unit I: Machine kinematics- Overview, Degrees of freedom, Links and joints, Grashof condition, 4-bar linkage, slider-crank, and inverted slider crank
Unit II: Machine Dynamics- Newtonian solution method, Force analysis of linkage, Shaking force and torque, Balancing linkage, Flywheels
Unit III: Gears and gear trains- Terminologies of gears and gear trains, Interface, undercutting, contact ratio, Simple gears and compound gear trains, Planetary gear trains
Unit IV: Cam systems- Cam terminologies, Cam function design and sizing
Unit V: Programmable mechanisms- Introduction to industrial manipulators, Kinematic chains and classifications, Coordinate transformation, Forward and inverse kinematics
- L. Norton, Design of Machinery: An Introduction to the Synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms and Machines, McGraw-Hill, current edition.