A numerical method called “Homotopy Method” (or Continuation Method) is applied to the problem of four-bar coupler-point-curve synthesis. We have shown that: for five precision points, the “General Homotopy method” can be applied to find the link lengths of a number of four-bar linkages, and for nine precision points, a heuristic “Cheater’s Homotopy” can be applied to find some four-bar linkages. The nine-coupler-points synthesis problem is highly non-linear and highly singular. We have found that Newton-Raphson’s method and Powell’s method tend to converge to the singular solutions or do not converge at all, while the Cheater’s Homotopy always finds some non-singular solutions although sometimes the solutions may be complex.

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