As I was installing this wall mount, I began to wonder how exactly physics is at work with it. In other words, how does the design of the mount play a role in ensuring that the mount itself supports the television/device and distributes the forces at play? I have seen different types of wall mounts (like this). Does the shape or structure of the mount make one much stronger (more efficient at distributing the forces) than another? Outside of allowing rotation does the swivel extension make the mount any better withstanding the forces?
I initially asked this question here on the Physics Stack Exchange but I think it is more suited for this platform. I came across this answer and this question as well. Thank you.