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angular displacement


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The difference between the initial and final angular position of a moving body. It is measured in radians. Angular displacement has both magnitude and direction. Conventionally, clockwise movements are described as positive (+) and anticlockwise movements as negative (−). Also, angular displacements of human body segments usually indicate the type of joint movement (e.g. flexion or extension).

angular displacement

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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