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162A - Introduction

# 162A - Introduction - 162A Introduction to Mechanisms and...

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162A. Introduction to Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems Chapter 1: Introduction

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CV square6 Instructor: Sanjeev Jain, PhD, MBA, LEED GA square6 Instructor Experience: square6 PhD UCLA 1991 (CAD/CAM, manufacturing) square6 Taught Design Courses UCLA 1991-92, 2005-present square6 6+ years with United Technologies Research Center square6 Nearly 4 years with i2 Technologies square6 3 years with Siemens square6 3.5 years with LRN in Westwood square6 Now with a enterprise software company
Where does this course fit in… Mechanics Fluid Mechanics Solid Mechanics Statics Dynamics Kinematics Kinetics 1. Mechanics deals with motion, time and force 2. Statics means no motion, no changes with time 3. Dynamics implies changes with time 4. Kinematics (from Greek word Kinema or from Greek κινε ν , kinein, to move ) deals with motion: displacement, velocity, acceleration, but no force 5. Kinetics includes force considerations

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Definitions… square6 Analysis - analysis is determining motion of a given/ designed mechanism with known geometry square6 Synthesis - determining linkage geometry to perform a specified task or execute a certain motion square6 In this class, we learn to analyze first and from that understanding learn to synthesize a system
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