Biomechanics For Dummies

Biomechanics For Dummies

by Steve McCaw
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Biomechanics For Dummies by Steve McCaw

A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics

At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Biomechanics for Dummies examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds. It clarifies a vital topic for students of biomechanics who work in a variety of fields, including biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science. Following the path of a traditional introductory course, Biomechanics for Dummies covers the terminology and fundamentals of biomechanics, bone, joint, and muscle composition and function, motion analysis and control, kinematics and kinetics, fluid mechanics, stress and strain, applications of biomechanics, and black and white medical illustrations.

  • Offers insights and expertise in biomechanics to provide an easy-to-follow, jargon-free guide to the subject
  • Provides students who major in kinesiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical education, nutritional science, and many other subjects with a basic knowledge of biomechanics

Students and self-motivated learners interested in biological, applied, exercise, sports, and health sciences should not be without this accessible guide to the fundamentals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118674697
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 508,838
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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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