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Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise - 2E / Edition 2
     

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise - 2E / Edition 2

by Peter McGinnis
 

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ISBN-10: 0736051015

ISBN-13: 9780736051019

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

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

Overview

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 qualitative perspective. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736051019
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
1,126,190
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 11.24(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

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

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