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Basic Biomechanics with Dynamic Human and PowerWeb: Health and Human Performance

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Basic Biomechanics provides an introduction to biomechanics using the latest findings from the research literature to support and exemplify the concepts presented. Quantitative as well as qualitative examples of problems illustrate biomechanical principles. Quantitative aspects are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion to make biomechanical principles accessible to all students, regardless of their mathematical skills.
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Overview

Basic Biomechanics provides an introduction to biomechanics using the latest findings from the research literature to support and exemplify the concepts presented. Quantitative as well as qualitative examples of problems illustrate biomechanical principles. Quantitative aspects are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion to make biomechanical principles accessible to all students, regardless of their mathematical skills.
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Hall (kinesiology, University of Texas) uses new findings from the research literature to exemplify the concepts presented, and integrates anatomical and mechanical concepts and applications throughout the introductory textbook. The updated edition reflects recent developments in the effects of weightlessness on the musculoskeletal system, osteoporosis, and the stretch-shortening cycle in muscle. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072506013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/13/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What is Biomechanics? 2
2 Kinematic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion 26
3 Kinetic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion 60
4 The Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth and Development 86
5 The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Articulations 110
6 The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle 134
7 The Biomechanics of the Human Upper Extremity 166
8 The Biomechanics of the Human Lower Extremity 208
9 The Biomechanics of the Human Spine 252
10 Linear Kinematics of Human Movement 294
11 Angular Kinematics of Human Movement 332
12 Linear Kinetics of Human Movement 360
13 Equilibrium and Human Movement 396
14 Angular Kinetics of Human Movement 436
15 Human Movement in a Fluid Medium 460
App. A Basic Mathematics and Related Skills 496
App. B Trigonometric Functions 504
App. C Common Units of Measurement 508
App. D Anthropometric Parameters for the Human Body 510
Index 522
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