Biomechanics of the Musculo-Skeletal System / Edition 3

Biomechanics of the Musculo-Skeletal System / Edition 3

by Benno M. Nigg, Walter Herzog
     
 

The latest edition of this classic in the field presents a unique and comprehensive account of the mechanics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Written for students and researchers of biomechanics, the book covers key areas including the properties of biomaterials, common measuring techniques and modeling.

As with the previous edition there are numerous

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Overview

The latest edition of this classic in the field presents a unique and comprehensive account of the mechanics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Written for students and researchers of biomechanics, the book covers key areas including the properties of biomaterials, common measuring techniques and modeling.

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
  • An increase in the number and type of applications across a broad range of disciplines

Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, Third Edition will prove invaluable for undergraduate students in mechanics and physics; medical students and graduate students in engineering, exercise and sport science and kinesiology; and for all those with an interest in the biomechanical aspects of the human or animal body.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470017678
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/09/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
686
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.84(h) x 1.66(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Introduction1
Definition of Biomechanics2
Selected Historical Highlights3
Mechanics36
2Biological Materials49
Bone64
Articular Cartilage86
Ligament107
Tendon127
Muscle148
Adaptation of Biological Materials to Exercise, Disuse, and Aging189
Joints205
3Measuring Techniques245
Force261
Pressure Distribution281
Acceleration288
Optical Methods302
Strain Measurement332
EMG349
Inertial Properties of the Human or Animal Body376
4Modelling423
A Nearly Possible Story434
General Comments about Modelling435
Force System Analysis446
Mathematically Determinate Systems458
Mathematically Indeterminate Systems533
Energy Considerations546
Simulation594
Index635

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