Fundamentals of Biomechanics / Edition 2

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Fundamentals of Biomechanics 2nd edition introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be enhanced. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Throughout the text are numerous examples of applying these principles to the work of kinesiology professionals. Specific case studies are presented in four application chapters: physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine. This text presents a clear, conceptual understanding of biomechanics and is designed to help students link their personal experience to biomechanical concepts. Biomechanics instructors, researchers, and other professionals helping people to improve movement and decrease the risk of injury, as well as advanced students learning biomechanical principles in biomedical engineering, ergonomics, kinesiology, physics, and sports physiology will find Fundamentals in Biomechanics 2nd edition invaluable.

Key features: Detailed examples of biomechanical principles and their application in the qualitative analysis of human movement in a variety of professions, Over 160 figures illustrating real human movement, Case studies of actual movement technique examined by professionals in human movement, Extensive use of graphs, photographs, illustrations, and citations to important biomechanics literature, Glossary of key terms and biomechanics research terminology, Appendix of instructional lab activities, CD-ROM of figures, lab activities, glossary, and web links.

About the Author:
Dr. Duane Knudson is Associate Dean and Professor of Biomechanics in the Department ofKinesiology at California State University, Chico

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441964977
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of 2nd ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
Ch. 1 Introduction to Biomechanics of Human Movement
Ch. 2 Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Qualitative Analysis
Pt. II Biological/Structural Bases
Ch. 3 Anatomical Description and Its Limitations
Ch. 4 Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Pt. III Mechanical Bases
Ch. 5 Linear and Angular Kinematics
Ch. 6 Linear Kinetics
Ch. 7 Angular Kinetics
Ch. 8 Fluid Mechanics
Pt. IV Applications of Biomechanics in Qualitative Analysis
Ch. 9 Applying Biomechanics in Physical Education
Ch. 10 Applying Biomechanics in Coaching
Ch. 11 Applying Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning
Ch. 12 Applying Biomechanics in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
App. A: Glossary
App. B: Conversion Factors
App. C: Suggested Answers to Selected Review Questions
App. D Right-Angle Trigonometry Review
App. E Qualitative Analysis of Biomechanical Principles
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