Design of Machinery by Robert L. Norton 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004.

While accepting the 2002 Machine Design Award presented by the Design Engineering Division of ASME, Robert Norton argued passionately for the preservation of a machine theory course as the gateway to a mechanical design curriculum. The days of separate courses on kinematics, dynamics, and the design of machinery, followed by a project course seem long gone for many university programs, and Professor Norton meets this challenge directly with the third edition of his book. From beginning to end he focuses attention on design including many project ideas, as he presents the analysis and synthesis of machine systems constructed from gears, cams and linkages. The result is 850 well-written pages packed with useful examples and illustrations. The material covered in this book includes the fundamentals of design, the kinematics of mechanisms, as well as force...

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