Precision position synthesis is used to generate planar linkages that pass through two exact positions and an additional number of approximate positions. The approximate positions provide a means of rectifying the solution linkages such that all solutions presented are more likely to describe a motion that remains within acceptable positional bounds. The rectification method involves the development of three different numerical algorithms that may be applied to a particular step in the dyad/triad method of precision position synthesis. The three algorithms presented can be applied in a variety of combinations to allow for the synthesis of both simple (four-bar) and complex (multiloop) planar linkages.

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