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Fundamentals of Biomechanics: Equilibrium, Motion, and Deformation / Edition 3

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Overview

Biomechanics applies the principles and rigor of engineering to the mechanical properties of living systems. This book integrates the classic fields of mechanics—statics, dynamics, and strength of materials—using examples from biology and medicine. Fundamentals of Biomechanics is excellent for teaching either undergraduates in biomedical engineering programs or health care professionals studying biomechanics at the graduate level. Extensively revised from a successful first edition, the book features a wealth of clear illustrations, numerous worked examples, and many problem sets. The book provides the quantitative perspective missing from more descriptive texts, without requiring an advanced background in mathematics. It will be welcomed for use in courses such as biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation and industrial engineering, and occupational or sports medicine.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of book on the basic mechanics related to body joints and muscle functions.
Purpose: The authors' stated purpose is to improve the dialogue between professionals interested in the biological and physiological aspects of the human body and those who are interested in the engineering aspects.
Audience: The audience includes orthopedic surgery residents and bioengineering students.
Features: The 15 chapters cover engineering principles as they relate to the function of the human body. The first few chapters are devoted to basic mathematical and engineering principles. The remaining chapters are dedicated to the analysis and application of engineering principles to human body function. It is much heavier on mathematics than biology.
Assessment: This is a well-written publication with very good illustrations. It is a good reference on biomechanics and would be of benefit to orthopedics residents and others involved in related research.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of book on the basic mechanics related to body joints and muscle functions.
Purpose: The authors' stated purpose is to improve the dialogue between professionals interested in the biological and physiological aspects of the human body and those who are interested in the engineering aspects.
Audience: The audience includes orthopedic surgery residents and bioengineering students.
Features: The 15 chapters cover engineering principles as they relate to the function of the human body. The first few chapters are devoted to basic mathematical and engineering principles. The remaining chapters are dedicated to the analysis and application of engineering principles to human body function. It is much heavier on mathematics than biology.
Assessment: This is a well-written publication with very good illustrations. It is a good reference on biomechanics and would be of benefit to orthopedics residents and others involved in related research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461411499
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 378,662
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dawn Leger, Ph.D. Margareta Nordin, Dr.Sci. David Goldsheyder, M.S., M.A. CPE.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Force Vector
3. Moment And Torque Vectors
4. Statics: Systems in Equilibrium
5. Applications of Statics to Biomechanics
6. Introduction to Dynamics
7. Linear Kinematics
8. Linear Kinetics
9. Angular Kinematics
10. Angular Kinetics
11. Impulse and Momentum
12. Introduction to Deformable Body Mechanics
13. Stress & Strain
14. Multiaxial Deformations & Stress Analyses
15. Mechanical Properties of Biological Tissues

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