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Chapter 10 Summary

  • This chapter introduced simple rotational or angular kinematics.
  • All human movement involves angular motion or the movement of a body segment about its axis of rotation.
  • The kinematics of rotation are similar to their linear counterparts in that they can be represented as vector and scalar quantities.
  • Angular displacement is the change in angular position of a line segment; angular velocity is the rate of change in angular position; and angular acceleration is the rate of change in angular velocity. They are all vector quantities.
  • The relationship between linear and angular velocity was discussed and calculations of displacements and velocities were introduced and practical applications provided to enhance understanding.