Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise / Edition 2

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise / Edition 2

by Peter McGinnis
     
 

Like the groundbreaking first edition, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, introduces exercise and sport biomechanics in simple and concise terms rather than focusing on complex math and physics. With a unique presentation of biomechanical concepts supported with illustrations, the book helps students learn to appreciate external forces and

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Like the groundbreaking first edition, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, introduces exercise and sport biomechanics in simple and concise terms rather than focusing on complex math and physics. With a unique presentation of biomechanical concepts supported with illustrations, the book helps students learn to appreciate external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement in physical activities.

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, allows students to discover the principles of biomechanics through observation of common activities. By observing ordinary activities firsthand, students will be able to develop functional and meaningful explanations, resulting in a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanical concepts. This practical approach combines striking visual elements with clear and concise language to encourage active learning and improved comprehension.

Many new benefits are in the second edition for students and instructors alike:

-More sample problems throughout the book to illustrate problem-solving techniques

-A quick reference guide of frequently used equations printed on the inside cover

-A new chapter on technology used in the study of biomechanics

-Review questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of important concepts

-A new instructor guide outlining each chapter and step-by-step solutions to the quantitative problems presented, as well as a test package
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, is ideal for those needing a deeper understanding of biomechanics from a qualitativeperspective. Designed for students who will likely take only one course in biomechanics, the text prepares students to utilize the principles of biomechanics as professionals in the physical activity field. Thoroughly updated and expanded, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, makes the biomechanics of physical activity easy to understand and apply.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900736051018
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Why Study Biomechanics?
What Is Biomechanics?
What Are the Goals of Exercise and Sport Biomechanics?
The History of Sport Biomechanics
The Organization of Mechanics
Basic Dimensions Used in Mechanics
Summary

Part I: External Biomechanics: External Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movement

Chapter 1. Forces: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Motion What Are Forces?
 Classifying Forces
 Friction 
 Addition of Forces: Force Composition
 Resolution of Forces
 Static Equilibrium
 Summary

Chapter 2. Linear Kinematics: Describing Objects in Linear Motion
 Linear Kinematics 
 Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motion 
 Summary 

Chapter 3. Linear Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Linear Motion
 Newton's First Law of Motion: Law of Inertia
 Conservation of Momentum 
 Newton's Second Law of Motion: Law of Acceleration
 Impulse and Momentum 
 Newton's Third Law of Motion: Law of Action-Reaction 
 Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
 Summary

Chapter 4. Work, Power, and Energy: Explaining the Causes of Motion Without
 Newton
 Work
 Energy
 The Work-Energy Relationship 
 Power 
 Summary

Chapter 5. Torques and Moments of Force: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing
 Angular Motion
 What Are Torques? 
 Forces and Torques in Equilibrium 
 What Is Center of Gravity? 
 Summary 

Chapter 6. Angular Kinematics: Describing Objects in Angular Motion
 Angular Position and Displacement 
 Angular and Linear Displacement 
 Angular Velocity 
 Angular and Linear Velocity
 Angular Acceleration 
 Angular and Linear Acceleration 
 Anatomical System for Describing Limb Movements 
 Summary 

Chapter 7. Angular Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Angular Motion
 Angular Inertia
 Angular Momentum
 Angular Interpretation of Newton's First Law of Motion
 Angular Interpretation of Newton's Second Law of Motion
 Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum 
 Angular Interpretation of Newton's Third Law of Motion 
 Summary 

Chapter 8. Fluid Mechanics: The Effects of Water and Air
 Buoyant Force: Force Due to Immersion 
 Dynamic Fluid Force: Force Due to Relative Motion
 Summary


Part II: Internal Biomechanics: Internal Forces and Their Effects on the
 Body and Its Movement

Chapter 9. Mechanics of Biological Materials: Stresses and Strains on the
 Body
 Stress
 Strain 
 Mechanical Properties of Materials: The Stress-Strain Relationship 
 Mechanical Properties of the Musculoskeletal System
 Summary 

Chapter 10. The Skeletal System: The Rigid Framework of the Body
 Bones
 Joints
 Summary 

Chapter 11. The Muscular System: The Motors of the Body
 The Structure of Skeletal Muscle
 Muscle Action 
 Muscle Contraction Force
 Summary 

Chapter 12. The Nervous System: Control of the Musculoskeletal System
 The Nervous System and the Neuron 
 The Motor Unit 
 Receptors and Reflexes 
 Summary


Part III: Applying Biomechanical Principles

Chapter 13. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
 Types of Biomechanical Analysis 
 Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
 Example Analyses 
 Summary 

Chapter 14. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Training
 Biomechanics and Training
 Qualitative Anatomical Analysis Method
 Example Analyses 
 Summary 

Chapter 15. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Understand Injury Development (Steven T. McCaw)
 Mechanical Stress and Injury
 Tissue Response to Stress 
 Mechanism of Overuse Injury
 Individual Differences in Tissue Threshold
 Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Affecting Injury
 Running 
 Summary

Chapter 16. Technology in Biomechanics
 Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
 Measurement Issues
 Tools for Measuring Biomechanical Variables 
 Summary 

Appendix A: Units of Measurement and Conversions
Appendix B: Answers to Problems and Selected Review Questions
Glossary
References and Suggested Readings
Index
About the Author

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