Preface.; 1. Introduction to Kinematics and Mechanisms.; 2. Planar Mechanisms and Geometry of Motion.; 3. Velocity and Acceleration Analysis (Graphical Approaches).; 4. Velocity and Acceleration Analysis (Analytical Approach).; 5. Mechanisms with Lower Pairs.; 6. Elements of Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms (Graphical and Algebraic Methods).; 7. Cams.; 8. Gears.; 9. Gear Trains.; 10. Gyroscopic Effects.; 11. Friction Gears.; 12. Belt, Rope and Chain Drives.; 13. Brakes and Dynamometers.; 14. Dynamics of Machines, Turning Moment, Flywheel.; 15. Governors.; 16. Balancing.; 17. Vibration Analysis. Appendix I: Units. Appendix II: Mathematics. Appendix III: S.I. and M.K.S. Units. Bibliography. Index.
ASHOK G. AMBEKAR (Ph.D., IIT Delhi) is the principal of Swami Vivekanand College of Engineering, Indore. He has been teaching in the department of mechanical engineering at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over 30 years. Dr. Ambekar bagged the N.K. Iyengar Memorial Gold Medal for best paper from Institution of Engineers (India) in the year 2000 and has been retained as the Technical Paper Reviewer of "Journal of Mechanical Design" by American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has authored two books, including Mechanical Vibrations and Noise Engineering (Prentice-Hall of India). He has also published 19 research papers in journals of both national and international repute.