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Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)
By Robert L. Norton

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Book Description

Robert L. Norton's fifth edition of DESIGN OF MACHINERY continues the tradition of this best-selling book through its balanced coverage of analysis and design and outstanding use of realistic engineering examples. Through its reader-friendly style of writing, clear exposition of complex topics, and emphasis on synthesis and design, the text succeeds in conveying the art of design as well as the use of modern tools needed for analysis of the kinematics and dynamics of machinery. Topics are explained verbally and visually, often through the use of software, to enhance student understanding.

Accompanying each copy of the book is an updated DVD that includes the LINKAGES software package, updated DYNACAM, as well as ENGINE and MATRIX programs. A six-month license for the Working Model program is available for a nominal charge from the website. Additionally, the DVD contains many videos and classroom resources to help instructors and students.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #193059 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-03-30
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.40" h x 1.50" w x 7.60" l, 3.25 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 857 pages

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
2Keep it in the library, but dont bother pulling it out.
By J.B.
This book has a TON of information in it, but VERY few actual examples of how to use the material. Its just a "monument to me" kind of book where the author is showing how much he knows without actually using the book to instruct. Also, he uses retarded methods of measurement throughout the book. If you aren't intimately familiar with blobs and slugs, you're outta luck. Exceptional few examples using SI or normal lbf-ft measurements. Mostly blobs.

The big problem is that since there is so much information, everything about the book is limited. Here are 2 pages on Shaking Moments and Balancing. These are IMPORTANT in mechanical engineering! Spend more time discussing and showing examples! Even the examples are nothing more than a quick write up, "so do this, do that and youre done". Except no calculations, no explanation of the why, nothing of use. And the Linkages program is good but hard to use because its so finicky about every little thing. There are bugs all in it, everytime I input the same data I get different answers back from it. And you have to do "Troubleshoot Compatibility" for anything outside of Windows 7.

This dude is super smart, obviously, but he gave up on teaching a long time ago. This is nothing more than a book to try and impress everyone with his knowledge, but not actually do anything about instructing a student user. Sad...

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Amazon let me down ....again
By AmazonUser245334
Fantastic Book. Very rarely do you encounter quality, well written books like this. the only unfortunate thing is that the book did not contain the CD in the back cover sleeve, which my class depends on highly. do not rent books that are not supposed to be "owned" by multiple people. if the content can only be registered once, its as good as a steeping stool to the second person.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1Bad author, horrible examples
By kenichols29
I have had several books from this author. He is terrible, the examples in this book are few and far between. And when there is an example it doesn't provide much if any work to show how he got his answer. If your professor requires this book I would definetly want to make sure that he or she is a competent teacher. In cases where the professor is bad at teaching this book will be of no help. I would definitely recommend finding a better source for the information in this book to supplement your education.

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