Human Body Dynamics: Classical Mechanics and Human Movement / Edition 1

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This book presents principles of classical mechanics using case studie s involving human movement. The book assumes a background in calculus and physics. Vector algebra and vector differentiation are introduced in the text and are used to describe the motion of objects. Advanced t opics such as three-dimensional motion mechanics are treated in some d epth. Whenever the analysis is presented graphically, by using diagram s and software created sequences of human movement in an athletic even t or a dance performance. Each chapter contains illustrative examples and problem sets.

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"This book represents a very ambitious undertaking of providing, in a single volume, a comprehensive exposition of the kinematics and dynamics governing the motion of the human body as well as a complete course of general mechanics. The author has been remarkably successful in achieving both objectives. He has produced a very accessible text without sacrificing the accuracy of arguments and avoiding undue simplifications of the problems. The book should prove to be a great value to the practitioners in orthopedics, sports medicine and bioengineering research. University students interested in careers in medicine or bioengineering may find it an interesting alternative to the standard courses in mechanics." Maciej P. Bieniek, Renwick Professor Emeritus of Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

"Human Body Dynamics is a remarkable book. A concise, comprehensive, well-written and well-illustrated first chapter gives a necessary introduction to the anatomy of the human body. In the following chapters human body dynamics is explored using the principles of classical mechanics. The concluding chapter deals with the methods of three-dimensional mechanics. With these powerful tools, a myriad of very interesting problems are solved. This, I would say is the dessert of the feast." H. Buelent Atabek, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387988016
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/29/1999
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

The Law of Motion.- Statics.- Planar Motion.- Three-Dimensional Motion.- Collisions.- Generalized Coordinated and Lagrange Equations.
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