These notes have been prepared for the Stanford University graduate course ME 322 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms. This first set details the position and velocity analysis of a four-bar linkage.
Update: December 12, 2017. These notes have been revised to represent rotation matrices using boldfaced letters. Remarkably, because 2×2 matrices commute this allows these matrices to be replaced by complex exponentials and the coordinate vectors to be replaced by complex numbers and the derivations and calculations do not change.T1 Four-bar Linkage Analysis revised