This open course contains material of online education of Fall 2020-2021 class.
The course is composed of 8 topics which may considered to be 8 weeks.
The material contains course presentations in two formats, ppsx and PDF with identical content. There is a three-hour lecture meeting each week which is recorded. These are also available on YouTube.
0. Introduction & Review
1. Canonical Representation of Plane Motion
2. Curvature Theory: Infinitesimal Plane Motion
3. Cubic of Stationary Curvature
If you have already attended ME 431 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms you would appreciate the analogy between finitely separated positions of ME 431 and infinitesimally separated positions of ME 519. Although the course title contains the word analysis it utilizes analysis methods to synthesize (i.e. design) planar mechanisms.
The course material is based on the same course offered by Prof. Dr. Eres Söylemez in the past decades.