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Fundamentals of Biomechanics

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ISBN-10: 0306474743

ISBN-13: 9780306474743

Edition: 2003

Authors: Duane V. Knudson

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Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.
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Book details

List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 340
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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
Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Qualitative Analysis
Key Mechanical Concepts
Basic Units
Nine Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Principles and Laws
Nine Principles for Application of Biomechanics
Qualitative Analysis
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
Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Tissue Loads
Responses of Tissues to Forces
Stiffness and Mechanical Strength
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
Functional Unit of Control: Motor Units
Regulation of Muscle Force
Proprioception of Muscle Action and Movement
Mechanical Bases
Linear and Angular Kinematics
Linear Motion
Speed and Velocity
Uniformly Accelerated Motion
Optimal Projection Principle
Angular Motion
Angular Velocity
Angular Acceleration
Coordination Continuum Principle
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
Angular Kinetics
Summing Torques
Angular Inertia (Moment of Inertia)
Newton's Angular Analogues
Center of Gravity
Principle of Balance
Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Forces
The Magnus Effect
Principle of Spin
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
Applying Biomechanics in Coaching
Qualitative Analysis of Throwing Technique
Qualitative Analysis of Dribbling Technique
Qualitative Analysis of Conditioning
Qualitative Analysis of Catching
Applying Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning
Qualitative Analysis of Squat Technique
Qualitative Analysis of Drop Jumps
Exercise Specificity
Injury Risk
Applying Biomechanics in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Injury Mechanisms
Exercise Specificity
Conversion Factors
Suggested Answers to Selected Review Questions
Right-Angle Trigonometry Review
Qualitative Analysis of Biomechanical Principles
Lab Activities
Finding Biomechanical Sources
Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Range of Motion
Functional Anatomy?
Muscle Actions and the Stretch-Shortening Cycle (SSC)
Velocity in Sprinting
Top Gun Kinetics: Force-Motion Principle
Impulse-Momentum: Force-Time Principle
Angular Kinetics of Exercise
Magnus Effect in Baseball Pitching
Qualitative Analysis of Lead-Up Activities
Comparison of Skilled and Novice Performance
Comparison of Training Modes
Qualitative Analysis of Walking Gait