This paper presents a thorough proof and adds valuable insight into the theorems  concerning the mobility of planar N-bar linkages. The paper includes four parts: the assemblability, the revolvability between two links, the full rotatability, and the classification. The proof is based on the assemblability condition of N-bar linkages and the revolvability condition of an angle. Examples are also provided to further clarify the use of these theorems. In these theorems, Grashof’s Law becomes a very special case.
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