Biomechanics of Sports Techniques

ISBN-10: 0130845345
ISBN-13: 9780130845344
Edition: 4th 1993
Authors: James G. Hay
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Book details

List price: $226.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/29/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Recognized both nationally and internationally as the leading reference guide in the field, this volume provides a scientific basis for analyzing the various sports techniques used in baseball, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, softball, swimming, and track and field's running, jumping, and throwing.KEY TOPICS:The book explains how these techniques are used by first considering the basic factors involved in the performance of each technique, then discusses the current controversies and latest research findings surrounding each technique ... includes revised coverage of track and field -- the sport in which the most important research advances have been made ... discusses basic biomechanical concepts in order, from simple to complex, with each new concept building upon the last ... covers often overlooked aspects such as impulse, mechanical energy, lift and drag, and the segmentation method of locating the center of gravity of an athlete ... provides coverage of forms of motion, linear and angular kinematics, linear and angular kinetics, and fluid mechanics ... plus, contains new and revised illustrations throughout.Ideal for sports trainers, therapists, and anyone involved in biomechanics.

Preface
Introduction
Biomechanics in Physical Education
Basic Concepts
Forms of Motion
Linear Kinematics
Angular Kinematics
Linear Kinetics
Angular Kinetics
Fluid Mechanics
Analysis of Sports Techniques
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Softball
Swimming
Track and Field: Running
Track and Field: Jumping
Track and Field: Throwing
A Elementary Trigonometry
B Equations
Author Index
Subject Index

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