MAE145 - Theory of Machines and Mechanisms

Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering Department
Univ. of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

Instructor:         Dr. Sam Kassegne (

Brief Course Introduction

Theory of Machines and Mechanisms is a study of linear and angular displacements, velocities, accelerations of points and bodies, and the static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems. The course covers both static force analysis of mechanisms and dynamic analysis of linkages. 


Course Brochure

Lecture Notes (PDF files)

Lecture 14 - May 21, 2003.

Lecture 15 - May 28, 2003. [Copies are also available at Engineering Copy Center as of 5/27/03]

Lecture 16 - June 2, 2003.

Lecture 17 - June 4, 2003.

Homework Solution Sets - 

HW 1, HW 2, HW 3, HW 4, HW 5 HW 6

Solutions for Chapters 10 & 11 Exercise Problems [6/7/03].

Mid-Term Exam

Mid-Term Exam Results - May 12, 2003. 

Mid-term Exam Solutions 

FINAL EXAM [Gears, Gear Trains, Static Force Analysis, and Robotics].

Final Exam Scores. [The Final grade should be obtained through official UCI channels. 20%HW, 30%Midterm & 50% Final Exam].

Time:                12:00 AM 1:50 PM

Place:                SE2 1304

Office Hours:     Tuesday 3:00 4:30 PM [E3108 Engineering Gateway Building]

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