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I am determining the mobility of kinematic chains with the Kutzbach Criterion. I would like help with interpreting the diagrams. When do I count ground as an object and when do I not? On one of the attached photos, there are black blocks. Is this counted as an object or a joint? 

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Kutzbach criterion is used for calculating the mobility of the kinematic mechanism. This is similar to the Grubler equation for the degree of freedom of the mechanism.

In the Kutzbach criterio...

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