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Eccentric (mechanism): Quiz


Question 1: In ________, an eccentric is a circular disk (eccentric sheave) solidly fixed to a rotating axle with its centre offset from that of the axle (hence the word "eccentric", out of the centre).
Entertainment engineeringMechanical engineeringElectrical engineeringAerospace engineering

Question 2: It is most often employed in ________ and used to convert rotary into linear reciprocating motion in order to drive a sliding valve or a pump ram.
Reciprocating engineStirling engineHeat engineSteam engine

Question 3: Unlike a cam, which also converts rotary into linear motion at almost any rate of ________ and deceleration, an eccentric or return crank can only impart simple harmonic motion.

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