Best Reference Books – Theory of Machines

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Theory of Machines subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Theory of Machines along with reviews.

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1. “Theory of Machines” by Ballaney P L

“Theory of Machines” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive explanation of the new developments in the area of kinematics and dynamics of machines. It covers several topics in the field of machines and mechanisms including the criteria to analyze their motion, how to synthesize them etc. In the beginning, the book covers an introduction that includes basic topics such as theory, nomenclature, notation, and methods of analysis.The next three chapters deal with methods of analyzing the motions of mechanisms. Then it covers the engineering aspects such as selection, specification, design and sizing of mechanisms. The last part deals with consequences of the proposed mechanism design. The book is useful for practitioners, students and teachers of mechanical engineering.

2. “Theory of Mechanisms and Machines” by Jagdish Lal
3. “Mechanisms and Machine Theory” by Rao J S and Dukkipatti R V

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“Mechanisms and Machine Theory” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive study of different aspects of mechanisms and machine theory. It covers both-kinetic and kinematic aspects while describing basic principles of analysis and synthesis of machines. It further goes on to include important topics such as hydrodynamic lubrication, balancing of rotating parts, balancing machines, etc. The two mechanisms used in control-Governors and Gyroscopes are also discussed in the book. A separate chapter on principles of theory of vibrations in machines is also included. Each chapter contains problems at the end which helps the students to test their understanding of the subject matter. A solution manual to these problems is also included. The book is useful for undergraduate students pursuing courses in mechanism and machine theory.

4. “Theory of Machines” by Rattan S S

“Theory of Machines” Book Review: This book is a detailed study of machines and several aspects related to it. The two sections of the book named Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines explain the topics clearly with the help of examples. A revised chapter explains the latest developments in Gyroscopes. The book contains questions from various competition exams that help the students to test their understanding to prepare for the exams. It comes with 389 examples, 401 multiple choice questions, and 516 numerical problems that assist in a thorough understanding of the subject matter. Appendices containing glossary of terms are also included to make the learning easier. The book is useful for the students and teachers of mechanical engineering.

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5. “Theory of Machines” by R S Khurmi

“Theory of Machines” Book Review: This book is an important study guide on the several aspects of machines including their working, development, etc. It covers several topics ranging from kinematics of motion, simple harmonic motion, velocity in mechanisms and friction to belt and rope drives, toothed gearing, gear trains and gyroscopic couple. Some other technical topics such as turning moment, brakes, governors, steam engine valves, reversing gears, reciprocating masses, and more are also explained. The subject matter is explained with illustrations in the form of pictures, solved and unsolved examples. This imparts a practical understanding to the readers. The book is useful for students preparing for U.P.S.C.(Engg. Services) and A.M.I.E.(I) examinations and students of Btech.

6. “Theory of Machines: Kinematics and Dynamics” by Sadhu Singh

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“Theory of Machines: Kinematics and Dynamics” Book Review: This is a comprehensive textbook that explains two important concepts of a machine- kinematics and dynamics. In the beginning, there is a clear overview of basic principles. An introduction and chapter outline for each chapter helps the reader to get an idea as to what are the contents of the chapter. The topics are explained with the help of real world examples and problems at the end of each chapter. The book contains more than 265 multiple choice questions, over 300 exercises and over 150 solved examples highlighted throughout the book. These features help in a practice-oriented understanding of the subject matter and also help the students test their understanding for exams. The book is designed for undergraduate students in Mechanical, Production, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering.

7. “Theory Of Machine And Mechanisms” by Gordon R Pennock & Joseph E Shigley John J Uicker

“Theory Of Machine And Mechanisms” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive explanation of the new developments in the area of kinematics and dynamics of machines. It covers several topics in the field of machines and mechanisms including the criteria to analyze their motion, how to synthesize them etc. In the beginning, the book covers an introduction that includes basic topics such as theory, nomenclature, notation, and methods of analysis.The next three chapters deal with methods of analyzing the motions of mechanisms. Then it covers the engineering aspects such as selection, specification, design and sizing of mechanisms. The last part deals with consequences of the proposed mechanism design. It is a useful learning source for students who are studying mechanical engineering course theory of machines.

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8. “Theory of Machines” by Thomas Bevan
9. “The Theory of Machines” by Bevan

“The Theory of Machines” Book Review: This book is a compilation of lectures given at the Manchester College of Technology. The readers will be introduced to the basics of kinematics and dynamics of machines. These topics are essential to understand before designing and manufacturing any component. In addition, several multiple choice questions and short answer questions are given at the end of each chapter. These questions prepare the students for various competition exams. The book is a useful learning guide for the students preparing for a university degree in mechanical and civil engineering.

10. “Theory Of Mechanicsms Machines” by A Ghosh

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“Theory Of Mechanisms and Machines” Book Review: This is a comprehensive book that includes various topics on mechanisms and machines. It starts with detailed information and then goes on to include topics like kinematic analysis of plane mechanism, dimensional synthesis of linkages etc. Other technical topics like governor mechanism and gyroscopic action in machines are also discussed in detail. Unsolved problems at the end of each chapter help the students test their understanding of the subject matter. The book will benefit undergraduate students of mechanical and production engineering.

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