Mechanism Design for the Real World focuses on the applications and in particular, the serviceability of the basic parts that make up mechanisms. Drive trains made from gears, chains, timing belts, and V-belts are covered, as are the many kinds of bearings that they run on. The uses of various kinds of linkages are described.
It is a course for people who do not have a heavy background in mechanisms design, such as Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical (HVAC) Engineers, and Architects.
It is, perhaps, a review for people who have studied Machine Design in College, but have not been seriously involved with it since, or who have had little experience in its practical application.