The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to machines:
Machine – mechanical system that provides the useful application of power to achieve movement. A machine consists of a power source, or engine, and a mechanism or transmission for the controlled use of this power. The combination of force and movement, known as power, is an important characteristic of a machine.
The mathematical tools for the analysis of movement in machines:
Movement in a machine is controlled by mechanism elements that the shape forces and movement and structural elements that support these mechanisms.