Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion / Edition 11

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Overview

This introductory text provides undergraduate students with the basics of anatomy,physiology,and the applications of kinesiology. It uses a qualitative approach with an easy-to-follow writing style. Theory is balanced with many sport and real-world applications to promote the integrated nature of kinesiology,including the anatomical and biomechanical concepts. New texts now come packaged with Dynamic Human and PowerWeb: Health & Human Performance!

Intro. to anatomical/physiological basis of human motion, biomechanics, principles/applications of motor skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072972979
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/21/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to the Study of Kinesiology
Part I Anatomical and Physiological Fundamentals of Human Motion

2 The Musculoskeletal System: The Skeletal Framework and Its Movements

3 The Musculoskeletal System: The Musculature

4 The Neuromuscular Basis of Human Motion

5 The Upper Extremity: The Shoulder Region

6 The Upper Extremity: The Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

7 The Lower Extremity: The Hip Region

8 The Lower Extremity: The Knee, Ankle, and Foot

9 The Spinal Column and Thorax
Part II Fundamentals of Biomechanics

10 Terminology and Measurement in Biomechanics

11 The Description of Human Motion

12 The Conditions of Linear Motion

13 The Conditions of Rotary Motion

14 The Center of Gravity and Stability
Part III Motor Skills: Principles and Applications

15 The Standing Posture

16 Kinesiology of Fitness and Exercise

17 Moving Objects: Pushing and Pulling

18 Moving Objects: Throwing, Striking, and Kicking

19 Locomotion: Solid Surface

20 Locomotion: The Aquatic Environment

21 Locomotion: When Suspended and Free of Support

22 Impact

23 Instrumentation for Motion Analysis
Appendix A Classification of Joints and Their Movements
Appendix B Joint Range of Motion
Appendix C Muscular Attachments and Nerve Supply
Appendix D Mathematics Review
Appendix E Table of Trigonometric Functions
Appendix F U.S.--Metric Equivalents
Appendix G Exercises for Kinesiological Analysis
Appendix H Answers to Problems in Part II
Glossary
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