Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/12/2008
  • Publisher: LWW
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This introductory text in biomechanics integrates basic anatomy, physics, calculus, and physiology for the study of human movement. Organized into three parts (Foundations of Human Movement, Functional Anatomy, and Mechanical Analysis of Human Movement), this text is considered to be a "higher" level biomechanics book as it can be used in both upper level undergraduate and graduate courses. NEW TO THIS EDITION: New coverage of physical activity and bone formation, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, factors influencing force and velocity development in the muscle, and the effect of training on muscle activation New and updated illustrations include applications from ergonomics, orthopedics, and exercise (supplemented with references from the current biomechanics literature)

Table of Contents

Foundations of Human Movement
Basic Terminology
Skeletal Considerations for Movement
Muscular Considerations for Movement
Neurological Considerations for Movement
Functional Anatomy
Functional Anatomy of the Upper Extremity
Functional Anatomy of the Lower Extremity
Functional Anatomy of the Trunk
Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion
Linear Kinematics
Angular Kinematics
Linear Kinetics
Angular Kinetics
The Metric System and SI Units
Trigonometric Functions
Sample Kinematic and Kinetic Data
Numerical Example for Calculating Projectile Motion
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