Biomechanics For Dummies

Biomechanics For Dummies

by Steve McCaw


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ISBN-13: 9781118674697
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 362,608
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steve McCaw, PhD, is a professor at Illinois State University. Dr. McCaw has taught Biomechanics of Human Movement, Occupational Biomechanics, and Quantitative Biomechanics and has vast experience presenting biomechanics concepts in easy-to-understand formats for use in criminal and civil cases.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Biomechanics 5

Chapter 1: Jumping Into Biomechanics 7

Chapter 2: Reviewing the Math You Need for Biomechanics 15

Chapter 3: Speaking the Language of Biomechanics 37

Part II: Looking At Linear Mechanics 57

Chapter 4: Making Motion Change: Force 59

Chapter 5: Describing Linear Motion: Linear Kinematics 83

Chapter 6: Causing Linear Motion: Linear Kinetics 103

Chapter 7: Looking At Force and Motion Another Way: Work,Energy, and Power 119

Part III: Investigating Angular Mechanics 137

Chapter 8: Twisting and Turning: Torques and Moments of Force139

Chapter 9: Angling into Rotation: Angular Kinematics 157

Chapter 10: Causing Angular Motion: Angular Kinetics 173

Chapter 11: Fluid Mechanics 193

Part IV: Analyzing the “Bio” ofBiomechanics 205

Chapter 12: Stressing and Straining: The Mechanics of Materials207

Chapter 13: Boning Up on Skeletal Biomechanics 227

Chapter 14: Touching a Nerve: Neural Considerations inBiomechanics 247

Chapter 15: Muscling Segments Around: Muscle Biomechanics263

Part V: Applying Biomechanics 283

Chapter 16: Eyeballing Performance: Qualitative Analysis 285

Chapter 17: Putting a Number on Performance: QuantitativeAnalysis 305

Chapter 18: Furthering Biomechanics: Research Applications319

Chapter 19: Investigating Forensic Biomechanics: How Did ItHappen? 329

Part VI: The Parts of Tens 339

Chapter 20: Ten Online Resources for Biomechanics 341

Chapter 21: Ten Things You May Not Know about Biomechanics347

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Succeed in Your Biomechanics Course355

Index 363

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!  I am using it for a graduate level biomechanics class (a class I've never had before) and it is already so helpful in just the second week of class!  The author does an outstanding job of breaking down very difficult (in my opinion) concepts and making them very easy to understand.  The explanation of equations and problem solving is also terrific.  I highly, highly recommend this book! :D