Chapter Thirteen. Forces and Mechanics

  1. Joyce James,
  2. Colin Baker and
  3. Helen Swain

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch13

Principles of Science for Nurses

Principles of Science for Nurses

How to Cite

James, J., Baker, C. and Swain, H. (2002) Forces and Mechanics, in Principles of Science for Nurses, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632057696

Online ISBN: 9780470774410

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Keywords:

  • forces;
  • mechanics;
  • gravity;
  • levers;
  • newton's laws of motion

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Learning objectives

  • Introduction

  • Getting things moving — Newton's laws of motion

  • The force of gravity

  • Friction

  • Levers

  • Pulleys

  • Forces, levers and moving and handling issues

  • Summary

  • Review questions

  • Further reading