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[edit]

History of machines[edit]

Machine theory[edit]

The mathematical tools for the analysis of movement in machines:

Machine elements[edit]

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

Mechanism elements[edit]

Structural elements[edit]

Types of machines and automated devices[edit]

General machine-related concepts[edit]

Machine operations[edit]

Mechanical components[edit]



Inventors and designers of machines[edit]

Machine lists[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]