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Basic Fundamentals of Gear Drives

A. Bhatia, B.E.

Gears are machine elements used to transmit rotary motion or to change speed or change direction between two shafts. Though there are other modes of motion transmission, gears are considered the optimal medium for high accuracy and low energy loss.

Gears find immense usage in practically all sorts of machines, automotive industries, coal plants industry, steel plants industry, paper industry, in mining and many more. This 4- hour course outlines the basic fundamentals of gear drives which go to make up a power transmission systems.

The course includes a gear terminology and multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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