9780073376448

Basic Biomechanics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073376448

  • ISBN10:

    0073376442

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/22/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Basic Biomechanics provides an introduction to biomechanics using the latest findings from the research literature to support and exemplify the concepts presented. Quantitative as well as qualitative examples of problems illustrate biomechanical principles. Quantitative aspects are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion to make biomechanical principles accessible to all students, regardless of their mathematical skills.

Table of Contents

1 What Is Biomechanics?

2 Kinematic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion

3 Kinetic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion

4 The Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth and Development

5 The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Articulations

6 The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle

7 The Biomechanics of the Human Upper Extremity

8 The Biomechanics of the Human Lower Extremity

9 The Biomechanics of the Human Spine

10 Linear Kinematics of Human Movement

11 Angular Kinematics of Human Movement

12 Linear Kinetics of Human Movement

13 Equilibrium and Human Movement

14 Angular Kinetics of Human Movement

15 Human Movement in a Fluid Medium

Appendices

A Basic Mathematics and Related Skills

B Trigonometric Functions

C Common Units of Measurement

D Anthropometric Parameters for the Human Body

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