Skeletal Tissue Mechanics / Edition 1

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This book is written primarily as a text for graduate and advanced und ergraduate students taking courses on skeletal biomechanics, and it se rves to integrate anatomy and physiology with structural and material behavior in a way that is highly didactic. It is rigorous in its appro ach to the mechanical properties of the skeleton, without requiring ma thematics beyond calculus or neglecting the biological properties of s keletal tissue. Time is taken to introduce basic mechanical and biolog ical concepts, and the approaches used for some of the engineering ana lyses are purposefully limited. The book is an effective bridge betwee n engineering, veterinary, biological and medical disciplines. Each ch apter finishes with sets of exercises to test the student and the book will be welcomed by students and researchers in biomechanics, orthope dics, physical anthropology, zoology, and veterinary science.

Disc. skeletal biology, ligaments/tendons, physics, joint mechanics, adaptability, bone remodeling, fatigue/fracture.

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"...a good teaching text, and a useful reference. This reviewer would recommend Skeletal Tissue Mechanics for both the individual and institutional library." Applied Mechanics Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387984742
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/9/1998
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Forces in Joints 1
Ch. 2 Skeletal Biology 29
Ch. 3 Analysis of Bone Remodeling 79
Ch. 4 Mechanical Properties of Bone 127
Ch. 5 Fatigue and Fracture Resistance of Bone 181
Ch. 6 Mechanical Adaptability of the Skeleton 225
Ch. 7 Synovial Joint Mechanics 275
Ch. 8 Mechanical Properties of Ligament and Tendon 309
Bibliography 349
Index 381
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