Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

ISBN-10: 087322955X
ISBN-13: 9780873229555
Edition: 1st
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 8.72" wide x 11.21" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

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.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Why Study Biomechanics?p. 1
What Is Biomechanics?p. 3
What Are the Goals of Exercise and Sport Biomechanics?p. 3
The History of Sport Biomechanicsp. 10
The Organization of Mechanicsp. 11
Basic Dimensions and Units of Measurement Used in Mechanicsp. 12
Summaryp. 14
External Biomechanics: External Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movementp. 17
Forces: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Motionp. 19
What Are Forces?p. 20
Classifying Forcesp. 21
Frictionp. 23
Addition of Forces: Force Compositionp. 27
Resolution of Forcesp. 35
Static Equilibriump. 39
Summaryp. 44
Linear Kinematics: Describing Objects in Linear Motionp. 47
Motionp. 48
Linear Kinematicsp. 50
Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motionp. 62
Summaryp. 73
Linear Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Linear Motionp. 77
Newton's First Law of Motion: Law of Inertiap. 78
Conservation of Momentump. 81
Newton's Second Law of Motion: Law of Accelerationp. 87
Impulse and Momentump. 91
Newton's Third Law of Motion: Law of Action-Reactionp. 95
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitationp. 96
Summaryp. 97
Work, Power, and Energy: Explaining the Causes of Motion Without Newtonp. 101
Workp. 102
Energyp. 105
The Work-Energy Relationshipp. 107
Powerp. 112
Summaryp. 113
Torques and Moments of Force: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Angular Motionp. 117
What Are Torques?p. 118
Forces and Torques in Equilibriump. 126
What Is Center of Gravity?p. 129
Summaryp. 143
Angular Kinematics: Describing Objects in Angular Motionp. 147
Angular Position and Displacementp. 148
Angular and Linear Displacementp. 151
Angular Velocityp. 153
Angular and Linear Velocityp. 153
Angular Accelerationp. 156
Angular and Linear Accelerationp. 156
Anatomical System for Describing Limb Movementsp. 158
Summaryp. 169
Angular Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Angular Motionp. 173
Angular Inertiap. 174
Angular Momentump. 180
Angular Interpretation of Newton's First Law of Motionp. 182
Angular Interpretation of Newton's Second Law of Motionp. 185
Angular Impulse and Angular Momentump. 186
Angular Interpretation of Newton's Third Law of Motionp. 187
Summaryp. 189
Fluid Mechanics: The Effects of Water and Airp. 193
Buoyant Force: Force Due to Immersionp. 194
Dynamic Fluid Force: Force Due to Relative Motionp. 197
Summaryp. 209
Internal Biomechanics: Internal Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movementp. 211
Mechanics of Biological Materials: Stresses and Strains on the Bodyp. 213
Stressp. 214
Strainp. 224
Mechanical Properties of Materials: The Stress-Strain Relationshipp. 226
Mechanical Properties of the Musculoskeletal Systemp. 230
Summaryp. 235
The Skeletal System: The Rigid Framework of the Bodyp. 237
Bonesp. 238
Jointsp. 242
Summaryp. 249
The Muscular System: The Motors of the Bodyp. 251
The Structure of Skeletal Musclep. 252
Muscle Actionp. 255
Muscle Contraction Forcep. 260
Summaryp. 271
The Nervous System: Control of the Musculoskeletal Systemp. 273
The Nervous System and the Neuronp. 274
The Motor Unitp. 276
Receptors and Reflexesp. 278
Summaryp. 282
Applying Biomechanical Principlesp. 285
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Techniquep. 287
Types of Biomechanical Analysisp. 288
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Techniquep. 289
Sample Analysesp. 299
Summaryp. 313
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Trainingp. 315
Biomechanics and Trainingp. 316
Qualitative Anatomical Analysis Methodp. 317
Sample Analysesp. 321
Summaryp. 333
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Understand Injury Developmentp. 339
Mechanical Stress and Injuryp. 340
Tissue Response to Stressp. 342
Mechanism of Overuse Injuryp. 345
Individual Differences in Tissue Thresholdp. 345
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Affecting Injuryp. 346
Runningp. 349
Summaryp. 358
Technology in Biomechanicsp. 361
Quantitative Biomechanical Analysisp. 362
Measurement Issuesp. 362
Tools for Measuring Biomechanical Variablesp. 364
Summaryp. 369
Units of Measurement and Conversionsp. 371
Answers to Selected Problems and Review Questionsp. 377
Glossaryp. 387
References and Suggested Readingsp. 399
Indexp. 403
About the Authorp. 411
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