Theory of Machines, 14/e

Theory of Machines, 14/e

Authors : J. K. Gupta & R S Khurmi

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About the Author

J. K. Gupta :-

J.K. Gupta is a well-known author of Engineering and Technical books and has been associated with S. Chand and Company since 1975. He was born on 27th Dec, 1942 and completed his technical studies from Punjab and Delhi. He possesses more than 32 years of vast experience of teaching different engineering subjects at various levels.

He has authored a range of engineering textbooks, which are very popular among engineering students and teaching faculty in India and abroad and are best sellers in their respective categories. His rich experience in teaching is clearly reflected in his books which are known for simple language, and easy understanding.  Presently, he has fully devoted himself to writing and revising textbooks. He is also actively engaged in encouraging and guiding young authors through seminars.

R S Khurmi :-
He was born on 29 Aug 1939 in Sunam, a small town in Punjab. He completed his schooling in Sunam and then he completed his professional studies from Phagwara and Delhi. He started his career in Punjab Irrigation Department as an Engineer. After guidance from Professor Das of Chandigarh Engineering College, Dr. Khurmi came to Delhi and took up Teaching and Writing Engineering Text Books as a full time career. He had a great respect for his Guru Shri B.L. Theraja, who introduced him to S. Chand and Company. His books got a good market, not only in India but also abroad. According to the survey of UNESCO, he is the leading and No. 1 author of Engineering textbooks in Asia. He wrote his first book when he was just 26 years old. People in teaching profession always referred that Khurmi has revolutionized the way of writing Engineering Text Books. He was one of the founder members in Executive Committee of Afro-Asia Book Council.
He conducted Author Development Workshops at many places in India and abroad.

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A Textbook for the Students of B.E. /B.Tech., U.P.S.C. (Engg. Services); Section 'B' of A.M.I.E. (I)


Table of Content

• Introduction • Kinematics of Motion • Kinetics of Motion • Simple Harmonic Motion • Simple Mechanisms • Velocity in Mechanisms (Instantaneous Centre Method) • Velocity in Mechanisms (Relative Velocity Method) • Acceleration in Mechanisms • Mechanisms with Lower Pairs • Friction • Belt, Rope and Chain Drives • Toothed Gearing • Gear Trains • Gyroscopic Couple and Processional Motion • Inertia Forces in Reciprocating Parts • Turning Moment Diagrams and Flywheel • Steam Engine Valves and Reversing Gears • Governors • Brakes and Dynamometers • Cams • Balancing of Rotating Masses • Balancing of Reciprocating Masses • Longitudinal and Transverse Vibrations • Torsional Vibrations • Computer Aided Analysis and Synthesis of Mechanisms • Automatic Control