Rigid bodies connected by joints in order to accomplish a desired force and/or motion transmission.

Historical Notes

  1. 1648 Wilkins publishes Mathematical Magic giving an account of mechanical devices.

See also: Machine.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering

Weblinks: Animations of mechanisms and paper models. This section of the website is aimed at introducing pupils to mechanisms and how they work. Flash animations of mechanisms, valve gear, engines, gears and pumps.