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Fundamentals of Biomechanics (2nd Edition)



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Paperback - 9781441964977

18 April 2012


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05 July 2007


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13 June 2007


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Fundamentals of Biomechanics, 2nd edition, presents a clear, conceptual approach to understanding biomechanics within the context of the qualitative analysis of human movement. The philosophy is to blend up-to-date...

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Fundamentals of Biomechanics, 2nd edition, presents a clear, conceptual approach to understanding biomechanics within the context of the qualitative analysis of human movement. The philosophy is to blend up-to-date biomechanical knowledge (with extensive referencing for student study) with professional application knowledge. This true application of biomechanics in real-world settings is missing in previous biomechanics texts.

The text provides real-world examples of the application of biomechanics several ways. Like other texts, human movement examples and problems are discussed to help teach biomechanical variables and concepts. This text, however, goes beyond this physics class with sport example approach. First, nine principles of biomechanics are developed throughout the book to link theoretical knowledge with practical/professional principles and application. These nine generic application principles are based on the laws and concepts of biomechanics, so they can be applied to all human movements. There principles help PETE majors address standard 2 on applying movement concepts and principles in physical education (NASPE, 1995). Most biomechanics texts that have tried to develop principles for application have created many specific observations about many categories of human movement, so students tend to get lost. Second, the last section of the book develops the application of biomechanics in qualitative analysis of several movements in four professional areas: physical education, coaching, strength & conditioning, and sports medicine. These guided tours of the application of biomechanics to solve human movement problems are similar to the extensive interdisciplinary qualitative analysis tutorials in Knudson & Morrison (2002).

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Nine principles of biomechanics that are developed throughout the text. These principles provide an applied structure for biomechanical concepts, and the application of each principle is fully explored in several chapters

The text continues the traditional approach of providing many human movement examples as biomechanical concepts are presented

Practical application boxes that highlight in-depth discussions of applications of biomechanics

Activity boxes that allow students to see or feel the effect of biomechanical concepts on human movement

Interdisciplinary issues boxes that show how biomechanics is integrated with other sport sciences in solving human movement problems. These features provide real-world examples and emphasize how biomechanics is integrated with the other subdisciplines of kinesiology to contribute to qualitative analysis of human movement

Key terms are bolded and defined in the text

to Biomechanics of Human Movement
Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Qualitative Analysis
Biological/Structural Bases
Anatomical Description and Its Limitations
Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Mechanical Bases
Linear and Angular Kinematics
Linear Kinetics
Angular Kinetics
Fluid Mechanics
Applications of Biomechanics in Qualitative Analysis
Applying Biomechanics in Physical Education
Applying Biomechanics in Coaching
Applying Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning
Applying Biomechanics in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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