chapter  9
10 Pages

Kinematic Preliminaries: Inertia Force Considerations

WithRonald L. Huston

Kinetics refers to forces and force systems. In Chapter 4, we discussed force systems and their characteristics: forces, line-of-action, moments, resultant, couple, equivalent systems, and replacement. Here we will consider how these concepts may be applied with biosystems—particularly human body models. As in the foregoing chapter we will consider a typical segment of the model to develop our analysis.