Biomechanics of the Musculo-Skeletal System / Edition 3

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The latest edition of this well organised and authoritative book provides a comprehensive account of the mechanics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Covering the key areas including the properties of biomaterials, common measuring techniques and modelling, Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, Third Edition also integrates historical aspects thus building a bridge between old and familiar knowledge and the latest developments in biomechanics. As with the previous edition there are numerous applications and extensive questions and answers at the end of sections. Specific changes for this edition include: Major revision of the section on biological materials including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle and joints and new discussion of failure and healing Extensive updating of material covering force, pressure distribution, optical methods and simulation Increase in the number and type of applications across a broad range of disciplines Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for all students, professionals and researchers concerned with biomechanical aspects of the human or animal body.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470017678
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 686
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Benno Nigg and Professor Walter Herzog. Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada. Two distinguished researchers and teachers with an international reputation who have published numerous books and articles in the area of biomechanics.

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction.

1.1 Definition of Biomechanics (B. M. Nigg).

1.2 Selected Historical Highlights (B. M. Nigg).

1.3 Mechanics (B. M. Nigg).

1.4 references.

2. Biological Materials.

2.1 Definitions and Comments.

2.2 Selected Historical Highlights.

2.3 Bone (S. K. Boyd and B. M. Nigg).

2.4 Articular cartilage (W. Herzog and S. Federico).

2.5 Ligament (G. M. Thornton, C. B. Frank and N. G. Shrive).

2.6 Tendon/Aponeurosis (W. Herzog).

2.7 Muscle (W. Herzog).

2.8 Adaptation of Biological materials to Exercise, Disuse and Aging (R. F. Zernicke, S. Judex and C. Lorincz).

2.9 Joints (B. M. Nigg and W. Herzog).

2.10 Additional Examples.

2.11 References.

3. Measuring Techniques.

3.1 Definitions and Comments.

3.2 Selected Historical Highlights.

3.3 Force (B. M. Nigg).

3.4 Pressure Distribution (B. M. Nigg).

3.5 Acceleration (B. M. Nigg and K. A. Boyer).

3.6 Optical Methods (B. M. Nigg, G. K. Cole and I.C. Wright).

3.7 Strain Measurement (N. Shrive).

3.8 EMG (V. von Tscharner and W. Herzog).

3.9 Inertial Porperties of the Human or animal Body (B. M. Nigg).

3.10 Additional Examples.

3.11 References.

4. Modelling.

4.1 Definitions and Comments.

4.2 Selected Historical Highlights.

4.3 A Nearly Possible Story (B. M. Nigg).

4.4 general Comments About Modelling (B. M. Nigg).

4.5 Force System Analysis (B. M. Nigg).

4.6 Mathematical Determinate Systems (B. M. Nigg).

4.7 Mathematically Indeterminate Systems (W. Herzog).

4.8 Simulation (A. J. van den Bogert and B. M. Nigg).

4.9 Additional Examples.

4.10 References.


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