I found this mechanism(see image) in a very old book in the library.I was wondering if there is any mathematical technique(obviously geometrical) to find out the locus of travel that the links would take(case 1). Also, be able to calculate the displacements(case 2).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The problem with the given mechanism is that one of the links is a nonlinear curve, I would assume it as a quarter of circle with its entire length b.

Q.Also,would you know of any applications where such mechanisms are found?

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# Which path does this mechanism follow?

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