The mechanics of muscular contraction is presented from a bioengineering point of view, but within the context of biochemical and biophysical considerations. Material (including problem sets)( is at a level suitable for fourth-year engineering students or first year graduate students. Updates the 1985 edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Daniel J. Schneck is Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he directs the Program in Biomedical Engineering. Trained in both engineering and medicine, Dr. Schnecks research interests are in the areas of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal mechanics. Dr. Schneck has served as chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Division of ASEE and president of the Biomedical Engineering Society.