Fundamentals of Biomechanics

ISBN-10: 0387493115
ISBN-13: 9780387493114
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Duane Knudson
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Description: Duane Knudson presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics & summarizes them in nine principles. He shows how these principles may be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are drawn  More...

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Book details

List price: $109.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/13/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 354
Size: 7.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584

Duane Knudson presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics & summarizes them in nine principles. He shows how these principles may be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are drawn from several disciplines, including sports medicine.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction to Biomechanics of Human Movement
What Is Biomechanics?
Why Study Biomechanics?
Improving Performance
Preventing and Treating Injury
Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Where Can I Find out about Biomechanics?
Scholarly Societies
Computer Searches
Biomechanics Textbooks
Biomechanical Knowledge versus Information
Kinds of Sources
Evaluating Sources
A Word About Right and Wrong Answers
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Qualitative Analysis
Key Mechanical Concepts
Mechanics
Basic Units
Nine Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Principles and Laws
Nine Principles for Application of Biomechanics
Qualitative Analysis
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Biological/Structural Bases
Anatomical Description and Its Limitations
Review of Key Anatomical Concepts
Directional Terms
Joint Motions
Review of Muscle Structure
Muscle Actions
Active and Passive Tension of Muscle
Hill Muscle Model
The Limitations of Functional Anatomical Analysis
Mechanical Method of Muscle Action Analysis
The Need for Biomechanics to Understand Muscle Actions
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Applications
Range-of-Motion Principle
Force-Motion Principle
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Tissue Loads
Response of Tissues to Forces
Stress
Strain
Stiffness and Mechanical Strength
Viscoelasticity
Biomechanics of the Passive Muscle-Tendon Unit (MTU)
Biomechanics of Bone
Biomechanics of Ligaments
Three Mechanical Characteristics of Muscle
Force-Velocity Relationship
Force-Length Relationship
Force-Time Relationship
Stretch-Shortening Cycle (SSC)
Force-Time Principle
Neuromuscular Control
The Functional Unit of Control: Motor Units
Regulation of Muscle Force
Proprioception of Muscle Action and Movement
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Mechanical Bases
Linear and Angular Kinematics
Linear Motion
Speed and Velocity
Acceleration
Uniformly Accelerated Motion
Optimal Projection Principle
Angular Motion
Angular Velocity
Angular Acceleration
Coordination Continuum Principle
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Linear Kinetics
Laws of Kinetics
Newton's Laws of Motion
Newton's First Law and First Impressions
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Inertia Principle
Muscle Angle of Pull: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Vectors
Qualitative Vector Analysis of Muscle Angle of Pull
Quantitative Vector Analysis of Muscle Angle of Pull
Contact Forces
Impulse-Momentum Relationship
Force-Time Principle
Work-Energy Relationship
Mechanical Energy
Mechanical Work
Mechanical Power
Segmental Interaction Principle
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Angular Kinetics
Torque
Summing Torques
Angular Inertia (Moment of Inertia)
Newton's Angular Analogues
Equilibrium
Center of Gravity
Principle of Balance
Summary
Review Questions
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Fluid Mechanics
Fluids
Fluid Forces
Buoyancy
Drag
Lift
The Magnus Effect
Principle of Spin
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Applications of Biomechanics in Qualitative Analysis
Applying Biomechanics in Physical Education
Qualitative Analysis of Kicking Technique
Qualitative Analysis of Batting
Qualitative Analysis of the Basketball Free Throw
Exercise/Activity Prescription
Qualitative Analysis of Catching
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Applying Biomechanics in Coaching
Qualitative Analysis of Throwing Technique
Qualitative Analysis of Dribbling Technique
Qualitative Analysis of Conditioning
Recruitment
Qualitative Analysis of Catching
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Applying Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning
Qualitative Analysis of Squat Technique
Qualitative Analysis of Drop Jumps
Exercise Specificity
Injury Risk
Equipment
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Web Links
Applying Biomechanics in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Injury Mechanisms
Exercise Specificity
Equipment
Readiness
Injury Prevention
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Web Links
References
Glossary
Conversion Factors
Suggested Answers to Selected Review Questions
Right-Angle Trigonometry Review
Qualitative Analysis of Biomechanical Principles
Index

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