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R. Jeff Fensterman


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


This project was part of a continuing expansion of a graphical software environment called "Skimp”, originally developed by Dr. J. K. Nisbett.[l] The final version of this software package will allow the kinematic concepts of an introductory machine dynamics class to be taught exclusively on a blackboard sized projected computer screen. This software package will be used as a teaching aid in the classroom as well as a tutorial for students outside the classroom.

The scope of this project was limited to the concept of instant centers of velocity. This portion is a subroutine accessible during the regular execution of the program. The subroutine has three modes of operation which include automatic, automatic with construction lines, and tutorial.

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16 Apr 1992