Outline of machines

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to machines:

Machinemechanical system that provides the useful application of power to achieve movement. A machine consists of a power source, or engine, and a mechanism or transmission for the controlled use of this power. The combination of force and movement, known as power, is an important characteristic of a machine.

Essence of machines

History of machines

Machine theory

The mathematical tools for the analysis of movement in machines:

Machine elements

Movement in a machine is controlled by mechanism elements that the shape forces and movement and structural elements that support these mechanisms.

Mechanism elements

Structural elements

Types of machines and automated devices

General machine-related concepts

Machine operations

Mechanical components



Inventors and designers of machines

Machine lists

See also

External links

  • Reuleaux Collection of Mechanisms and Machines at Cornell University
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