Dynamics of machinery is concerned with the motion of the parts of the machines and the forces acting on these parts. Dynamic loads and undesired oscillations increase with higher speed of machines. At the same time, industrial safety standards require better vibration isolation. This book covers balancing of mechanisms, torsion vibrations, vibration isolation and the dynamic behaviour of drives and machine frames as complex systems. Typical dynamic effects such as the gyroscopic effect, damping and absorption, shocks are explained using practical examples. The substantial benefit of this dynamics of machinery lies in the combination of theory and practical applications and the numerous descriptive examples based on practical data. Our hope is that this book, through its careful explanations of concepts, practical examples and figures bridges the gap between knowledge and proper application of that knowledge.