Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

ISBN-10: 0736051015

ISBN-13: 9780736051019

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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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.Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, allows students to discover the principles of biomechanics through observation of common activities. By observing ordinary activities firsthand, students will be able to develop functional and meaningful explanations, resulting in a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanical concepts. This practical approach combines striking visual elements with clear and concise language to encourage active learning and improved comprehension.Many new benefits are in the second edition for students and instructors alike:--More sample problems throughout the book to illustrate problem-solving techniques-A quick reference guide of frequently used equations printed on the inside cover-A new chapter on technology used in the study of biomechanics-Review questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of important concepts-A new instructor guide outlining each chapter and step-by-step solutions to the quantitative problems presented, as well as a test packageBiomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, is ideal for those needing a deeper understanding of biomechanics from a qualitative perspective. Designed for students who will likely take only one course in biomechanics, the text prepares students to utilize the principles of biomechanics as professionals in the physical activity field. Thoroughly updated and expanded, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, makes the biomechanics of physical activity easy to understand and apply.
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

Introduction: Why Study Biomechanics?
What Is Biomechanics?
What Are the Goals of Exercise and Sport Biomechanics?
The History of Sport Biomechanics
The Organization of Mechanics
Basic Dimensions and Units of Measurement Used in Mechanics
External Biomechanics: External Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movement
Forces: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Motion
What Are Forces?
Classifying Forces
Addition of Forces: Force Composition
Resolution of Forces
Static Equilibrium
Linear Kinematics: Describing Objects in Linear Motion
Linear Kinematics
Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motion
Linear Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Linear Motion
Newton's First Law of Motion: Law of Inertia
Conservation of Momentum
Newton's Second Law of Motion: Law of Acceleration
Impulse and Momentum
Newton's Third Law of Motion: Law of Action-Reaction
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Work, Power, and Energy: Explaining the Causes of Motion Without Newton
The Work-Energy Relationship
Torques and Moments of Force: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Angular Motion
What Are Torques?
Forces and Torques in Equilibrium
What Is Center of Gravity?
Angular Kinematics: Describing Objects in Angular Motion
Angular Position and Displacement
Angular and Linear Displacement
Angular Velocity
Angular and Linear Velocity
Angular Acceleration
Angular and Linear Acceleration
Anatomical System for Describing Limb Movements
Angular Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Angular Motion
Angular Inertia
Angular Momentum
Angular Interpretation of Newton's First Law of Motion
Angular Interpretation of Newton's Second Law of Motion
Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum
Angular Interpretation of Newton's Third Law of Motion
Fluid Mechanics: The Effects of Water and Air
Buoyant Force: Force Due to Immersion
Dynamic Fluid Force: Force Due to Relative Motion
Internal Biomechanics: Internal Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movement
Mechanics of Biological Materials: Stresses and Strains on the Body
Mechanical Properties of Materials: The Stress-Strain Relationship
Mechanical Properties of the Musculoskeletal System
The Skeletal System: The Rigid Framework of the Body
The Muscular System: The Motors of the Body
The Structure of Skeletal Muscle
Muscle Action
Muscle Contraction Force
The Nervous System: Control of the Musculoskeletal System
The Nervous System and the Neuron
The Motor Unit
Receptors and Reflexes
Applying Biomechanical Principles
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
Types of Biomechanical Analysis
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
Sample Analyses
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Training
Biomechanics and Training
Qualitative Anatomical Analysis Method
Sample Analyses
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Understand Injury Development
Mechanical Stress and Injury
Tissue Response to Stress
Mechanism of Overuse Injury
Individual Differences in Tissue Threshold
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Affecting Injury
Technology in Biomechanics
Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
Measurement Issues
Tools for Measuring Biomechanical Variables
Units of Measurement and Conversions
Answers to Selected Problems and Review Questions
References and Suggested Readings
About the Author
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