Pivot joints work by allowing rotation around an axis. Pivot joints are able to work by consisting of several key elements, such as cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bursa. More »

The four types of joints in the human body are fixed or fibrous joints, ball-and-socket joints, pivot joints and hinge joints. Joints occur at the point of articulation, or the point where two bones meet in the skeleton. More »

There are three primary classifications of joints, only two of which are movable: fibrous (immovable), cartilagenous (slightly movable) and synovial (freely movable). However, there are several subcategories of movable j... More »

An example of a pivot joint in the human skeletal system is the rotation of the atlas around the axis. The uppermost cervical vertebra of the spine, the atlas sits on top of the axis and forms the joint that enables the ... More »

To install a Ford Taurus wiper arm, pull the existing wiper arm away from windshield until it locks, unscrew the nut at the base of the wiper arm, and then pull the existing arm off of the pivot arm and motor assembly. I... More »

To adjust a belt drive, slacken the pivot bolts and slotted straps, make the adjustment, and then tighten the bolts and straps. Some cars have idler-wheel pulleys with screw adjusters for adjustments. This makes the belt... More »

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A complete rotation of the earth on its axis takes approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes and four seconds with respect to the background stars. However, the sun returns to the same place in the sky (correcting for seasonal ... More »