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June 16, 2007

The Basics

I want to start with the basics of Engineering.

I would like to start by listing some perspectives. That help me very much in understanding machines and mechanisms, performance, etc.

You won't find what I am writing below in any engineering book.

These perspectives will remind you of 'Chaos Theory' however, if you are familiar with it.

Perspective 1:

Something moves through the machine, from the input side to the output side. It travels through different mechanisms in the machine, and manifests itself as output.**


Perspective 2:
This something can be called an impetus(drive).


Perspective 3:
This impetus is always resisted.


Perspective 4:
No two mechanisms, no matter how skilled their maker, can ever be identical in construction.


Perspective 5:
No two mechanisms, no matter how skilled their maker, can ever perform the same.


Perspective 6:
No mechanism, no matter how skilled its maker, will produce identical results at the end of each cycle of operation.


Perspective 7:
No mechanism, no matter how skilled it's maker, will follow the same path/curve in two different cycles of operation.

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