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Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise - 2E,9780736051019

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise - 2E

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0736051015
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Pub. Date:
11/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Human Kinetics
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Summary

Like the groundbreaking first edition, >Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition,> introduces exercise and sport biomechanics in simple and concise terms rather than focusing on complex math and physics. With a unique presentation of biomechanical concepts supported with illustrations, the book helps students learn to appreciate external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement in physical activities.>Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition,> allows students to discover the principles of biomechanics through observation of common activities. By observing ordinary activities firsthand, students will be able to develop functional and meaningful explanations, resulting in a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanical concepts. This practical approach combines striking visual elements with clear and concise language to encourage active learning and improved comprehension.Many new benefits are in the second edition for students and instructors alike:--More sample problems throughout the book to illustrate problem-solving techniques-A quick reference guide of frequently used equations printed on the inside cover-A new chapter on technology used in the study of biomechanics-Review questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of important concepts-A new instructor guide outlining each chapter and step-by-step solutions to the quantitative problems presented, as well as a test package>Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition,> is ideal for those needing a deeper understanding of biomechanics from a qualitative perspective. Designed for students who will likely take only one course in biomechanics, the text prepares students to utilize the principles of biomechanics as professionals in the physical activity field. Thoroughly updated and expanded, >Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition,> makes the biomechanics of physical activity easy to understand and apply.

Author Biography

Peter M. McGinnis is a professor in the department of exercise science and sport studies at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, where he has taught since 1990.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction Why Study Biomechanics? 1(2)
What Is Biomechanics?
3(1)
What Are the Goals of Exercise and Sport Biomechanics?
3(7)
The History of Sport Biomechanics
10(1)
The Organization of Mechanics
11(1)
Basic Dimensions and Units of Measurement Used in Mechanics
12(2)
Summary
14(3)
Part I External Biomechanics: External Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movement
17(194)
Forces: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Motion
19(28)
What Are Forces?
20(1)
Classifying Forces
21(2)
Friction
23(4)
Addition of Forces: Force Composition
27(8)
Resolution of Forces
35(4)
Static Equilibrium
39(5)
Summary
44(3)
Linear Kinematics: Describing Objects in Linear Motion
47(30)
Motion
48(2)
Linear Kinematics
50(12)
Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motion
62(11)
Summary
73(4)
Linear Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Linear Motion
77(24)
Newton's First Law of Motion: Law of Inertia
78(3)
Conservation of Momentum
81(6)
Newton's Second Law of Motion: Law of Acceleration
87(4)
Impulse and Momentum
91(4)
Newton's Third Law of Motion: Law of Action-Reaction
95(1)
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
96(1)
Summary
97(4)
Work, Power, and Energy: Explaining the Causes of Motion Without Newton
101(16)
Work
102(3)
Energy
105(2)
The Work-Energy Relationship
107(5)
Power
112(1)
Summary
113(4)
Torques and Moments of Force: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Angular Motion
117(30)
What Are Torques?
118(8)
Forces and Torques in Equilibrium
126(3)
What Is Center of Gravity?
129(14)
Summary
143(4)
Angular Kinematics: Describing Objects in Angular Motion
147(26)
Angular Position and Displacement
148(3)
Angular and Linear Displacement
151(2)
Angular Velocity
153(1)
Angular and Linear Velocity
153(3)
Angular Acceleration
156(1)
Angular and Linear Acceleration
156(2)
Anatomical System for Describing Limb Movements
158(11)
Summary
169(4)
Angular Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Angular Motion
173(20)
Angular Inertia
174(6)
Angular Momentum
180(2)
Angular Interpretation of Newton's First Law of Motion
182(3)
Angular Interpretation of Newton's Second Law of Motion
185(1)
Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum
186(1)
Angular Interpretation of Newton's Third Law of Motion
187(2)
Summary
189(4)
Fluid Mechanics: The Effects of Water and Air
193(18)
Buoyant Force: Force Due to Immersion
194(3)
Dynamic Fluid Force: Force Due to Relative Motion
197(12)
Summary
209(2)
Part II Internal Biomechanics: Internal Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movement
211(74)
Mechanics of Biological Materials: Stresses and Strains on the Body
213(24)
Stress
214(10)
Strain
224(2)
Mechanical Properties of Materials: The Stress-Strain Relationship
226(4)
Mechanical Properties of the Musculoskeletal System
230(5)
Summary
235(2)
The Skeletal System: The Rigid Framework of the Body
237(14)
Bones
238(4)
Joints
242(7)
Summary
249(2)
The Muscular System: The Motors of the Body
251(22)
The Structure of Skeletal Muscle
252(3)
Muscle Action
255(5)
Muscle Contraction Force
260(11)
Summary
271(2)
The Nervous System: Control of the Musculoskeletal System
273(12)
The Nervous System and the Neuron
274(2)
The Motor Unit
276(2)
Receptors and Reflexes
278(4)
Summary
282(3)
Part III Applying Biomechanical Principles
285(86)
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
287(28)
Types of Biomechanical Analysis
288(1)
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
289(10)
Sample Analyses
299(14)
Summary
313(2)
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Training
315(24)
Biomechanics and Training
316(1)
Qualitative Anatomical Analysis Method
317(4)
Sample Analyses
321(12)
Summary
333(6)
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Understand Injury Development
339(22)
Mechanical Stress and Injury
340(2)
Tissue Response to Stress
342(3)
Mechanism of Overuse Injury
345(1)
Individual Differences in Tissue Threshold
345(1)
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Affecting Injury
346(3)
Running
349(9)
Summary
358(3)
Technology in Biomechanics
361(10)
Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
362(1)
Measurement Issues
362(2)
Tools for Measuring Biomechanical Variables
364(5)
Summary
369(2)
Appendix A Units of Measurement and Conversions 371(6)
Appendix B Answers to Selected Problems and Review Questions 377(10)
Glossary 387(12)
References and Suggested Readings 399(4)
Index 403(8)
About the Author 411


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