chapter  2
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Geometry of Gear Tooth Flanks: Preliminary Discussion

The kinematics of a gear pair (speci ed in terms of a corresponding vector diagram) is the starting point for solving the problem of synthesis of an optimal gear pair, that is, a gear pair with the desired performance. First of all, the con guration of the input shaft in relation to the output shaft should be given. Then, the rotation of the driving shaft, as well as the desired rotation of the driven shaft, should be known. Finally, the torque applied to the input shaft must be speci ed. This set of input information for solving the problem of synthesis of a desired gear pair is self-consistent and the shortest possible. None of the aforementioned items can be eliminated from the set.