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Geometry of Mechanism Science Conference

Author: Gene Stowe

Some of the nation's leading mechanism theorists and experts in polynomial-system solving will converge at Notre Dame March 1-4 when the Department of Mathematics Center for Applied Mathematics host a conference entitled "Geometry of Mechanism Science."

The event focuses on the theory of mechanisms. Machines such as robots, cars, planes, lawnmowers, are basically assemblies of mechanisms. For example, cars include piston assemblies, windshield wipers, door and trunk mechanisms, brakes, to name a few. Another important class of mechanisms arise in the development of replacement body parts, e.g., heart valves and artificial limbs.…

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