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Chapter-04 Force, Work and Enrgy

BOOK TITLE: Bio-medical Physics for Nurses

Author
1. Thayalan K
ISBN
9788180619908
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10101_4
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2007
Pages
18
Author Affiliations
1. Barnard Institute of Radiology and Oncology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India, Barnard Institute of Radiology and Oncology, Government General Hospital and Madras Mecidal College, Chennai, India, Barnard Institute of Radiology and oncology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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This chapter gives the definitions and units for different terms such as work, power, potential energy, kinetic energy. It also includes law of conservation of energy, Collisions, Forces of the body, Moment of a force, parallel forces, Couple, Friction, Methods for reducing friction, Simple machines, Lever, Pulley (Fixed pulley, Movable pulley), Inclined plane, screw jack, Traction, Body mechanics and applications in nursing.

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