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Chapter 9 Summary

  • This chapter has looked at the issues involved in linear kinetics and how they affect our understanding of human movement.
  • Force was defined and the identification of various external forces highlighted along with the derivation of these forces through the free body diagrams.
  • Important concepts such as friction, impact and centre of mass have been addressed, including segmental masses.
  • Finally the coefficient of restitution and centre of percussion were introduced.
  • Laboratory practicals and review questions have been included to develop understanding.