Introduction to Dynamics

  • Nihat Özkaya
  • Margareta Nordin

Abstract

Dynamics is the study of bodies in motion. Dynamics is concerned with describing motion and explaining its causes. The general field of dynamics consists of two major areas: kinematics and kinetics. Each of these areas can be further divided to describe and explain linear, angular, or general motion of bodies. The fundamental concepts in dynamics are space (relative position or displacement), time, mass, and force. Other important concepts include velocity, acceleration, torque, moment, work, energy, power, impulse, and momentum.

Keywords

Reference Frame Rotational Motion Translational Motion General Motion Angular Motion 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nihat Özkaya
    • 1
  • Margareta Nordin
    • 1
  1. 1.Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic InstituteNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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