This text is designed for undergraduate courses in Kinematics and Dynamics of machinery, Mechanism Design, Mechanics of Machines.
One goal of the text is to develop the ability of students to formulate and solve problems involving linkages, cams, gears, robotic manipulators and other mechanisms. Developing an understanding of the implications of computed results is another important goal. That is, what do your results mean; how can you improve the design? Engineering tools used to achieve these goals include motion simulation software. These tools relieve the student of repetitive tasks and provide a powerful means of communicating results through graphs and animation simulations.
This SI version has the same content, as Wilson, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery 3e US edition, however, all examples, exercises in the textbook, and solutions have been adapted into SI units wherever U.S customary units were used.