chapter  27
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This chapter commences by defining a couple and a torque. It next shows how the energy and work done can be calculated from these terms. It then derives the expression which relates torque to the product of mass moment of inertia and the angular acceleration. The expression for kinetic energy due to rotation is also derived. These expressions are then used for calculating the power transmitted from one shaft to another, via a belt. This work is very important for calculating the power transmitted in rotating shafts and other similar artefacts in many branches of engineering.