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Mechanics of Machines By Samuel Doughty
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This book is the second edition of a junior level college textbook for Theory of Machines and Vibrations. As such, it contains a strongly computer oriented approach to the kinematics, statics,... More > dynamics, and vibrations of mechanisms and machines. One novel feature is the final chapter of the text devoted to the torsional vibrations of machinery trains containing reciprocating machines (internal combustion engines, reciprocating compressors).< Less
Hamilton's Principle In Engineering Applications By Samuel Doughty
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Hamilton's Principle is a powerful unifying principle that cuts across many disciplines in physics. It easily addresses problems in mechanics, electrical circuits, acoustics, and a host of other... More > areas. The really important aspect is the way that it deals with mixed systems, such as electro-mechanical systems, electro-acoustic systems, etc. It is also very useful in dealing with problems that combine both continuous and discrete elements within the same model. The keys to dealing with Hamilton's Principle are (1) the Principle of Virtual Work and (2) the Calculus of Variations. Traditionally, neither of these topics is very well taught at the undergraduate level, and consequently Hamilton's Principle is is usually considered to be beyond the reach of people with only a baccalaureate degree. This is unfortunate because there is really no reason for this to be the case, provided that one has a solid grasp of basic calculus.< Less
Engineering Mathematics By Samuel Doughty
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This book offers a professional level review of mathematics for the graduate engineer. Topics include trigonometry and complex numbers, series, differential and integral calculus, ordinary... More > differential equations, matrices and linear algebra, vector algebra, Fourier series, and the calculus of variations. Hamilton's principle is introduced as a unifying principle in physics. The emphasis is on understanding and problem solving and not on proofs.< Less
Mechanics of Machines By Samuel Doughty
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This college text presents a modern, computer-oriented, systematic approach to the analysis of single and multiple degree of freedom linkages, cam systems, gear trains, and other mechanisms. The... More > concepts of position loop equations, velocity coefficients, and velocity coefficient derivatives are used effectively throughout. The formulation of machine dynamics is fully developed and several machinery simulations are included. The principle of virtual work is presented, first in terms of machinery statics and then in regard to machine dynamics. Ten Appendices cover a variety of topics including matrix algebra, the Newton-Raphson method, numerical solution of differential equations, and the calculation of geometric properties for irregular areas.< Less