Chapter 8: Angular Kinetics


Chapter Objectives

After this chapter, you will be able to:

  • State the first condition of equilibrium.
  • Explain the difference between static equilibrium and dynamic equilibrium.
  • State the second condition that is necessary to achieve equilibrium.
  • Explain torque and the factors on which it depends.
  • Describe the role of torque in rotational mechanics
  • Calculate the mechanical advantage.
  • Explain the forces exerted by muscles.
  • State how a bad posture causes back strain.
  • Discuss the benefits of skeletal muscles attached close to joints.
  • Discuss various complexities in the real system of muscles, bones, and joints.
  • Calculate angular acceleration of an object.
  • Observe the link between linear and angular acceleration.
  • Observe the kinematics of rotational motion.
  • Understand the relationship between force, mass and acceleration.
  • Study the turning effect of force.
  • Study the analogy between force and torque, mass and moment of inertia, and linear acceleration and angular acceleration.



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