Biomechanics A Qualitative Approach for Studying Human Movement

ISBN-10: 0205186513

ISBN-13: 9780205186518

Edition: 4th 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Ellen Kreighbaum, Katharine M. Barthels

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The first edition of Kreighbaum and Barthels Biomechanics was the first textbook in this field to approach human movement qualitatively rather than quantitatively -- focusing on generalizable concepts that can be used by an instructor, coach, or exercise specialist to analyze several different sports activities with a common overall performance objective. The fourth edition retains this qualitative approach and expands it to include an even broader perspective for movement professionals in general. This includes teaching, athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, movement modification for the differently-abled, the older adult, and fitness and exercise programs. The organization of Biomechanics into modules and chapters gives students a unified picture of anatomy and mechanics and their application to biological structure. Modules present basic biomechanical (anatomical or mechanical) concepts required for understanding and applying the groups of mechanically similar skills presented in the chapters that follow those modules. The modular organization also makes the book adaptable to courses of varying emphasis and topic sequence. Chapters and modules can be rearranged; at the beginning of each chapter and module is a list of those chapters and modules containing prerequisite information.
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Book details

List price: $149.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/14/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

The Study and Analysis of Human Movement
Concept Module A: The Skeletal System and its Articulations
Concept Module B: The Body's Link System and its Movements
Neuromuscular Aspects of Movement
Concept Module C: Visualizing Forces
Concept Module D: Forces and Movement
Concept Module E: Torque and Rotation
Body Balance and Stability Control
Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Biomechanical Relationships in the Upper Extremity
Biomechanical Relationships in the Lower Extremity
Biomechanical Relationships in the Trunk
Application of Biomechanics to Fitness Activities
Concept Module F: Force and Motion Relationships
Concept Module G: Linear Momentum and Kinetic Energy
Observing and Analyzing Performance
Concept Module H: Torque and Motion Relationships
Concept Module I: Angular Momentum
Concept Module J: Throwlike and Pushlike Movement Patterns
Performance Analysis of Pushlike Movements
Performance Analysis of Throwlike Movements
Analysis of Projectile-Related Activities
Concept Module K: Fluid Forces
Application of Aerodynamics in Sport
Application of Hydrodynamics in Swimming
Analysis of Activities in which the Body Rotates Free of Support
Analysis of Activities in which the Body Rotates While Supported
Introduction to Biomechanics Instrumentation
Metric and British Units and Conversions
Lists of Symbols and Equations
Anthropometric Parameters
Methods of Calculating the Center of Gravity
Mathematics Review and Trigonometry
Muscles and Movement
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