eBook Biomechanics For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118674766
  • ISBN-13: 9781118674765
  • DDC: 612.76
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Biomechanics is the interdisciplinary study of the intersection of biological and mechanical worlds. Its both a basic and applied science, and focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Students of biomechanics work in many different disciplines and fields of application such as biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with Biomechanics.
2: Jumping into Biomechanics.
3: Reviewing the Math You Need for Biomechanics.
4: Speaking the Language of Biomechanics.
5: Looking at Linear Mechanics.
6: Making Motion Change: Force.
7: Describing Linear Motion: Linear Kinematics.
8: Causing Linear Motion: Linear Kinetics.
9: Looking at Force and Motion Another Way: Work, Energy, and Power.
10: Investigating Angular Mechanics.
11: Twisting and Turning: Torques and Moments of Force.
12: Angling into Rotation: Angular Kinematics.
13: Causing Angular Motion: Angular Kinetics.
14: Fluid Mechanics.
15: Analyzing the “Bio” of Biomechanics.
16: Stressing and Straining: The Mechanics of Materials.
17: Boning up on Skeletal Biomechanics.
18: Touching a Nerve: Neural Considerations in Biomechanics.
19: Muscling Segments Around: Muscle Biomechanics.
20: Applying Biomechanics.
21: Eyeballing Performance: Qualitative Analysis.
22: Putting a Number on Performance: Quantitative Analysis.
23: Furthering Biomechanics: Research Applications.
24: Investigating Forensic Biomechanics: How Did It Happen?.
25: The Part of Tens.
26: Ten Online Resources for Biomechanics.
27: Ten Things You May Not Know about Biomechanics.
28: Ten Ways to Succeed in Your Biomechanics Course.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.