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This book, "Understanding Electro-Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics," explains and classifies all electro-mechanical (mechatronic) devices and systems. It gives the basic electrical and mechanical sciences and the principles of design on which the devices and systems are based.


  • Mechatronics,
  • Electrical generators,
  • Electric motors,
  • Electro-mechanical Brakes,
  • Electro-mechanical Clutches,
  • Electro-mechanical Actuators,
  • Electro-mechanical Sensors,
  • Electro-mechanical Transducers,
  • Controlled motion,
  • Contact makers,
  • Electrodes,
  • Computer components,
  • Plotters,
  • Printers,
  • Acoustic devices,
  • Manufacturing technology,
  • Design for manufacture,
  • Military devices,
  • Medical devices,

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The following Table of Contents lists the material covered, in detail.

Understanding Electro-Mechanical Engineering

An Introduction To Mechatronics
Lawrence J. Kamm

Part 1 Understanding the Science and Technology

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Part 2 Understanding the Devices and Systems

  • Generators and Motors
  • Brakes and Clutches
  • Amplifiers
  • Actuators
  • Transducers
  • Controlled Motion
  • Conductors and Contact Makers
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Marking Paper
  • Sound
  • Manufacturing
  • Assembling & Connecting
  • Military Devices
  • Medical Devices
  • Consumer Devices
  • Passive Electrical Components

Part 3 Understanding Design

  • The Science and the Art
  • How One Designs
  • Minimum Constraint Design
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • User-Friendly Design
  • Accuracy, Adjustment, and Gaging
  • Reliability, Defects, Abuse, Failure, and Maintenance
  • Barriers, Filters, Conduits, and Valves
  • Ecology
  • Money
  • Cost Reduction and Product Improvement
  • Constraints on Design
  • People Engineering
  • Getting Help
  • Design Parameters
  • Product Classes and Families
References and Bibliography

Appendix: Patents

Lawrence J. Kamm
1515 Chatsworth Blvd.
San Diego CA 92107
phone: 619-224-3494
fax: 619-224-3495

Mr. Kamm consults on electro-mechanical and mechanical problems.

Purchasing information:

"Understanding Electro-Mechanical Engineering, An Intoduction To Mechatronics"
by Lawrence J. Kamm
ISBN 0-7803-1031-4


IEEE Press
John Wiley &Sons

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Lawrence Kamm
Licensed Prof. Engr.
B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering
"I calls 'em as I sees 'em"
phone: 619-224-3494
fax: 619-224-3495
1515 Chatsworth Blvd.
San Diego CA 92107