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Suppose the biceps muscle was attached through tendons to

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Problem 18CQ

Suppose the biceps muscle was attached through tendons to the upper arm close to the elbow and the forearm near the wrist. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of this type of construction for the motion of the arm?

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We can discuss the advantage and disadvantages of biceps muscle being attached  through tendons to the upper arm close to the elbow and the forearm near the wrist by looking at the torque created by the bicep muscles and the weights in our hand .

Where F is the force applied

            r is the distance between the force arm and the  pivot.

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Textbook: College Physics
Edition: 1
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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