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Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports contains in-depth discussions on the fundamental biomechanical and physiological principles underlying the acts of throwing, shooting, hitting, kicking, and tackling in sports, as well as vision training, sports injury, and rehabilitation. The topics include: Golf ball aerodynamics and golf club design, Golf swing and putting biomechanics, Tennis ball aerodynamics and ball- and shoe-surface interactions, Tennis stroke mechanics and optimizing ball-racket interactions, Baseball pitching biomechanics and perceptual illusions of batters, Football forward pass aerodynamics and tackling biomechanics, Soccer biomechanics, Basketball aerodynamics and biomechanics, Vision training in sports, Children maturation and performance, Rehabilitation and medical advances in treatment of sports injuries. This book is essential reading for biomedical engineers, physicists, sport scientists, and physiologists who wish to update their knowledge of biomechanical and biomedical principles and their applications to sports. The book can be used in a one-semester Senior or Graduate-level course in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Sports Technology, Sports Medicine, or Exercise Physiology. In addition, it will be of value to interested athletic laypersons who enjoy watching or participating in sports such as golf, tennis, softball, football, soccer, and basketball.

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Meet the Author

George Hung, PhD, is a leading figure in the field of vision research, particularly in the areas of oculomotor control of accommodation, and vergence and saccadic eye movements. He is internationally-recognized for his Incremental Retinal-Defocus Theory of Myopia Development. Dr. Hung is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also an avid golfer and ballroom-dancing enthusiast.

Jani Macari Pallis, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Cislunar Aerospace, Inc., an engineering and research firm located in San Francisco, California. A mechanical and aeronautical engineer, she specializes in fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on air and marine vehicles and sports equipment.
Dr. Pallis passionately uses sports and aviation to teach engineering and science to students of all ages.

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Table of Contents

I Golf 1
1 Aerodynamics of the golf ball 3
2 Engineering methodology in golf studies 29
3 Physics and mechanics of the golf swing 47
4 Eye and head movements during the golf putting stroke 75
II Tennis 97
5 Tennis ball aerodynamics and dynamics 99
6 Shoe-surface interaction in tennis 125
7 Biomechanics of tennis strokes 153
8 Optimizing ball and racket interaction 183
III Baseball 207
9 Biomechanics of pitching 209
10 The rising fastball and other perceptual illusions of batters 257
IV Football and soccer 289
11 Aerodynamics of the forward pass 291
12 Biomechanics of tackling 321
13 Biomechanics and aerodynamics in soccer 333
V Basketball 365
14 Aerodynamics and biomechanics of the free throw 367
15 Make every free throw 391
VI Performance and rehabilitation 405
16 Vision training and sports 407
17 Application of biomedical principles to the maturation of skills in children 435
18 Medical advances in the treatment of sports injuries 451
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