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    Design a three-dwell cam to move a follower from 0 to 2.5" in 40deg, dwell for 100deg, fall 1.5" in 90deg, dwell for 20deg, fall 1" in 30deg, and dwell for the remainder. The total cycle must take 10sec. Plot the s,v,a,j diagrams. The polynomial method is to be used to solve the equation. For the graphs, Mathcad or similar program is necessary to graph the solution.

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    Solution Summary

    This solution contains the displacement curve, the acceleration curve, the velocity curve and the follower jerk curve as well as identifying the information for finding the constants and drawing these diagrams. This is done in an attached Excel spreadsheet.