Adopting a step by step methodical approach, the book is aimed at first and second year undergraduates and addresses the mathematical difficulties faced by them.

Dynamics of Mechanical Systems provides a vehicle for mastering all of this. Focusing on the fundamental procedures behind dynamic analyses, the authors take a vector-oriented approach and lead readers methodically from simple concepts and systems through the analysis of complex robotic and bio-systems. A careful presentation that balances theory, methods, and applications gives readers a working knowledge of configuration graphs, Euler parameters, partial velocities and partial angular velocities, generalized speeds and forces, lower body arrays, and Kane’s equations.

Evolving from more than three decades of teaching upper-level engineering courses, Dynamics of Mechanical Systems enables readers to obtain and refine skills ranging from the ability to perform insightful hand analyses to developing algorithms for numerical/computer analyses. Ultimately, it prepares them to solve real-world problems and make future advances in mechanisms, manipulators, and robotics.

Kinematics of particles

Kinetics of particles: Force, mass, acceleration

Kinetics of particles: Work, energy, power

Kinetics of particles: Momentum and impulse

Kinematics of rigid bodies

Kinetics of rigid bodies

Gyroscopic theory

Free and forced vibrations

**Appendices: **

Simple vector analysis

Mass moments of inertia and other geometrical properties.

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