Fundamentals of Biomechanics

The text addresses the subject cohesively and solidly in a technical, yet very readable and effective manner...I'll use this text in my own summer course and recommend it to colleagues.

Author: Duane Knudson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387493121

Category: Medical

Page: 354

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Blending up-to-date biomechanical knowledge with professional application knowledge, this second edition presents a clear, conceptual approach to understanding biomechanics within the context of the qualitative analysis of human movement. It develops nine principles of biomechanics, which provide an applied structure for biomechanical concepts, and the application of each principle is fully explored in several chapters. The book also offers real-world examples of the application of biomechanics, which emphasize how biomechanics is integrated with the other subdisciplines of kinesiology to contribute to qualitative analysis of human movement.
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Trauma Biomechanics

This well-established book on injury biomechanics has been extensively revised and expanded for this new edition.

Author: Kai-Uwe Schmitt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030116590

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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This well-established book on injury biomechanics has been extensively revised and expanded for this new edition. It now includes a fundamental treatment of the mechanics at a cellular level, written by the new coauthor Prof. Barclay Morrison III from Columbia University. Furthermore, considerably more attention is paid to computer modeling, and in particular modeling the human body. The book addresses a wide range of topics in injury biomechanics, including anatomy, injury classification, injury mechanisms, and injury criteria. Further, it provides essential information on regional injury reference values, or injury criteria, that are either currently in use or proposed by both US and European communities. Although the book is intended as an introduction for doctors and engineers who are newcomers to the field of injury biomechanics, sufficient references are provided for those who wish to conduct further research, and even established researchers will find it useful as a reference guide to the biomechanical background of each proposed injury mechanism and injury criterion.
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Biomechanics For Dummies

Offers insights and expertise in biomechanics to provide an easy-to-follow, jargon-free guide to the subject Provides students who major in kinesiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, ...

Author: Steve McCaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118674697

Category: Science

Page: 416

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A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Biomechanics for Dummies examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds. It clarifies a vital topic for students of biomechanics who work in a variety of fields, including biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science. Following the path of a traditional introductory course, Biomechanics for Dummies covers the terminology and fundamentals of biomechanics, bone, joint, and muscle composition and function, motion analysis and control, kinematics and kinetics, fluid mechanics, stress and strain, applications of biomechanics, and black and white medical illustrations. Offers insights and expertise in biomechanics to provide an easy-to-follow, jargon-free guide to the subject Provides students who major in kinesiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical education, nutritional science, and many other subjects with a basic knowledge of biomechanics Students and self-motivated learners interested in biological, applied, exercise, sports, and health sciences should not be without this accessible guide to the fundamentals.
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Computational Biomechanics

The increase in data obtained with such technologies invites the reader into a virtual world that represents realistic biological tissue or organ structures in digital form and allows for simulation and what is called “in silico medicine ...

Author: Masao Tanaka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431540724

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 196

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Rapid developments have taken place in biological/biomedical measurement and imaging technologies as well as in computer analysis and information technologies. The increase in data obtained with such technologies invites the reader into a virtual world that represents realistic biological tissue or organ structures in digital form and allows for simulation and what is called “in silico medicine.” This volume is the third in a textbook series and covers both the basics of continuum mechanics of biosolids and biofluids and the theoretical core of computational methods for continuum mechanics analyses. Several biomechanics problems are provided for better understanding of computational modeling and analysis. Topics include the mechanics of solid and fluid bodies, fundamental characteristics of biosolids and biofluids, computational methods in biomechanics analysis/simulation, practical problems in orthopedic biomechanics, dental biomechanics, ophthalmic biomechanics, cardiovascular biomechanics, hemodynamics, cell mechanics, and model-, rule-, and image-based methods in computational biomechanics analysis and simulation. The book is an excellent resource for graduate school-level engineering students and young researchers in bioengineering and biomedicine.
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Principles of Mechanics and Biomechanics

Staying within the context and constraints of clinical practice, Frank Bell explains the principles of biomechanics and its implications for professional health workers in the design of equipment and patient care.

Author: Frank Bell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748733329

Category: Science

Page: 211

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This book presents the essential core of these subjects with an imaginative approach and within the context of clinical practice. It covers the principles of statics and dynamics, principles of machines, structure and materials, and fluid mechanics, without requiring prior knowledge of high-level mathematics.
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Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

New full-color art and diagrams enhance the text and help students visualize mechanics in real-world scenarios. Explanations of the equations used in the text make the content more accessible to students.

Author: Peter McGinnis

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492592297

Category: Science

Page: 416

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A standout among introductory biomechanics texts, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, takes a unique approach to introducing exercise and sport biomechanics. Using simple terms, the book presents mechanics before functional anatomy, helping students first understand external forces and their effects on motion; then explores how the musculoskeletal system responds and generates its own internal forces to maintain position; and finally shows how to apply biomechanical principles to analyze movement and ultimately improve performance. The fourth edition expands its commitment to enabling students to discover the principles of biomechanics through observation. Easy-to-understand experiments are presented for students to try in the classroom or on their own. Sample problem sidebars guide students through choosing the appropriate equation to determine the forces acting or motion occurring in a specific scenario and then helps them solve the equation. This practical approach—combining clear illustrations, sample calculations, and encouragement for active learning—helps students develop a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanical concepts. In addition to careful updates throughout the book, other new enhancements in the fourth edition include the following: New content explores the technologies and devices available to coaches, athletes, and the general public to measure aspects of athletes’ movements. New full-color art and diagrams enhance the text and help students visualize mechanics in real-world scenarios. Explanations of the equations used in the text make the content more accessible to students. New concept application boxes provide deeper analysis of the field use of biomechanics, with topics such as the Magnus effect in baseball pitching, the wetsuit effect in triathlons, power output in cycling, centripetal acceleration when running a curve, and the work-energy principles in modern shot putting. Other learning aids include bold key terms, chapter objectives, and a guide to key equations and abbreviations. The chapters include a total of 18 sample problems that students can solve using a step-by-step process. A companion web resource offers additional review questions and problem sets. Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, introduces the biomechanics of human movement in a clear and concise manner while promoting an active, engaged learning experience. Students will discover the principles of mechanics for themselves, resulting in a strong understanding of the subject matter.
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Sports Biomechanics

Each chapter is devoted to a single area of the subject and details scientific underpinnings of sports performance; this edition features a new chapter on human gait (walking and running) as well as new information on the latest topics in ...

Author: Prof. Anthony J. Blazevich

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472917232

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Human beings are the 'all-rounders' of the natural world – while they aren't naturally the quickest, biggest or strongest creatures, they can achieve more amazing physical feats than any other animal. Nowhere is this ability more pronounced than in sporting performance, the ideal area for studying the mechanics of a human – our biomechanics. But all too often the study of sports biomechanics can become bogged down in pure mathematics, tables and graphs that bear little resemblance to what you see on the field of play. In this comprehensively revised third edition of bestselling Sports Biomechanics, Professor Anthony Blazevich answers real-world questions using easily accessible language and fully updated, clear and concise diagrams. Each chapter is devoted to a single area of the subject and details scientific underpinnings of sports performance; this edition features a new chapter on human gait (walking and running) as well as new information on the latest topics in sport biomechanics. An absolutely essential resource for any student, athlete or fitness professional involved in the field of sports biomechanics.
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Comparative Biomechanics

Comparative Biomechanics is the first and only textbook that takes a comprehensive look at the mechanical aspects of life--covering animals and plants, structure and movement, and solids and fluids.

Author: Steven Vogel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691155661

Category: Science

Page: 640

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Why do you switch from walking to running at a specific speed? Why do tall trees rarely blow over in high winds? And why does a spore ejected into air at seventy miles per hour travel only a fraction of an inch? Comparative Biomechanics is the first and only textbook that takes a comprehensive look at the mechanical aspects of life--covering animals and plants, structure and movement, and solids and fluids. An ideal entry point into the ways living creatures interact with their immediate physical world, this revised and updated edition examines how the forms and activities of animals and plants reflect the materials available to nature, considers rules for fluid flow and structural design, and explores how organisms contend with environmental forces. Drawing on physics and mechanical engineering, Steven Vogel looks at how animals swim and fly, modes of terrestrial locomotion, organism responses to winds and water currents, circulatory and suspension-feeding systems, and the relationship between size and mechanical design. He also investigates links between the properties of biological materials--such as spider silk, jellyfish jelly, and muscle--and their structural and functional roles. Early chapters and appendices introduce relevant physical variables for quantification, and problem sets are provided at the end of each chapter. Comparative Biomechanics is useful for physical scientists and engineers seeking a guide to state-of-the-art biomechanics. For a wider audience, the textbook establishes the basic biological context for applied areas--including ergonomics, orthopedics, mechanical prosthetics, kinesiology, sports medicine, and biomimetics--and provides materials for exhibit designers at science museums. Problem sets at the ends of chapters Appendices cover basic background information Updated and expanded documentation and materials Revised figures and text Increased coverage of friction, viscoelastic materials, surface tension, diverse modes of locomotion, and biomimetics
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Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement

The classic book on human movement in biomechanics, newly updated Widely used and referenced, David Winter’s Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement is a classic examination of techniques used to measure and analyze all body ...

Author: David A. Winter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470398180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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The classic book on human movement in biomechanics, newly updated Widely used and referenced, David Winter’s Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement is a classic examination of techniques used to measure and analyze all body movements as mechanical systems, including such everyday movements as walking. It fills the gap in human movement science area where modern science and technology are integrated with anatomy, muscle physiology, and electromyography to assess and understand human movement. In light of the explosive growth of the field, this new edition updates and enhances the text with: Expanded coverage of 3D kinematics and kinetics New materials on biomechanical movement synergies and signal processing, including auto and cross correlation, frequency analysis, analog and digital filtering, and ensemble averaging techniques Presentation of a wide spectrum of measurement and analysis techniques Updates to all existing chapters Basic physical and physiological principles in capsule form for quick reference An essential resource for researchers and student in kinesiology, bioengineering (rehabilitation engineering), physical education, ergonomics, and physical and occupational therapy, this text will also provide valuable to professionals in orthopedics, muscle physiology, and rehabilitation medicine. In response to many requests, the extensive numerical tables contained in Appendix A: "Kinematic, Kinetic, and Energy Data" can also be found at the following Web site: www.wiley.com/go/biomechanics
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Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

This 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.

Author: Peter Merton McGinnis

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736051015

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 411

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Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, introduces exercise and sport biomechanics in concise terms rather than focusing on complex math and physics. This 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.
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Biomechanics A Case Based Approach

This text offers a unique approach to understanding biomechanical concepts through the use of mathematical problems. The conversational writing style engages students' attention while not sacrificing the rigor of the content.

Author: Sean P. Flanagan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763783778

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 380

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Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach focuses on the comprehension, retention, and application of the core concepts of biomechanics using problem-based learning strategies. The book features a broad range of case studies and examples to illustrate key content throughout the text. Relevant and realistic problems provide students with the opportunity to associate what they’re learning in class to real-life applications in the field. Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach, offers a unique approach to understanding biomechanical concepts through the use of mathematical problems. The conversational writing style engages students’ attention while not sacrificing the rigor of the content. Case studies and real-world examples illustrate key content areas while competency checks, located at the conclusion of each major section, correspond to the first three areas of Bloom's Taxonomy: remember, understand, and apply. Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach employs the technique of guided discover to ensure that all students understand the concepts of biomechanics. To accommodate a variety of student learning styles, content is presented physically, graphically, and mathematically. Key features: Learning Objectives found at the beginning of each chapter address the objectives of each lesson Definitions presented in the margins of the text help define new words each time they appear Important Points provide summaries in the margin throughout the text Essential Math boxes provide a review of essential math before it is presented in the text Applied Research helps to illustrate biomechanical concepts Competency Checks found at the conclusion of major sections ask conceptual and quantitative questions to foster critical thinking and further student comprehension End of Chapter Pedagogy includes: Chapter Summary and Conclusion, Review Questions, and a list of Chapter References
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Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

This edition presents the basic mechanics of injury, function of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of injury on connective tissue which often tends to be involved in the injury process.

Author: William Charles Whiting

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736054421

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 350

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The fully updated second edition presents clear and accessible explanations of the biomechanical principles of injury and how injuries affects the normal function of muscles, connective tissues, and joints.
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Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

This title presents an overview of biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Author: Margareta Nordin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0683302477

Category: Medical

Page: 467

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This title presents an overview of biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
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Biomechanics of Movement

"A textbook on the Biomechanics of Movement that will be useful for courses and also inspiring for researchers in rehabilitation and the design of products as diverse as prosthetics and running shoes"--

Author: Thomas K. Uchida

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780262044202

Category: Biomechanics

Page: 400

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"A textbook on the Biomechanics of Movement that will be useful for courses and also inspiring for researchers in rehabilitation and the design of products as diverse as prosthetics and running shoes"--
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Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse

This text is illustrated throughout by the author’s top-quality photographs, diagrams, and his own beautiful anatomical drawings.

Author: Jean-Marie Denoix

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781840761924

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Effective horse trainers strive to improve the performance of their horses while preserving the integrity of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse supplies an anatomical and functional overview of the topic, enabling trainers to optimize the different exercises their horses undergo during training and competition. Following a brief description of the biomechanics of the muscles underlying equine movement, the book discusses the muscles of the forelimb, hindlimb, and neck and trunk. These fundamentals have direct bearing on the later chapters, which focus on training and the core exercises for a horse. This text is illustrated throughout by the author’s top-quality photographs, diagrams, and his own beautiful anatomical drawings. The book is of lasting value to all professionals and well-informed amateurs who work with horses: veterinarians, trainers and riders, researchers, physical therapists, and educators in equine courses.
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Research Methods in Biomechanics 2E

Detailing up-to-date research technologies and approaches, Research Methods in Biomechanics, Second Edition, assists both beginning and experienced researchers in developing methods for analyzing and quantifying human movement.

Author: Gordon Robertson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736093408

Category: Education

Page: 440

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Detailing up-to-date research technologies and approaches, Research Methods in Biomechanics, Second Edition, assists both beginning and experienced researchers in developing methods for analyzing and quantifying human movement.
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Biomechanics of the Brain

This book will be the first book on brain biomechanics.

Author: Karol Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441999979

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Biomechanics of the Brain will present an introduction to brain anatomy for engineers and scientists. Experimental techniques such as brain imaging and brain tissue mechanical property measurement will be discussed, as well as computational methods for neuroimage analysis and modeling of brain deformations due to impacts and neurosurgical interventions. Brain trauma between the different sexes will be analyzed. Applications will include prevention and diagnosis of traumatic injuries, such as shaken baby syndrome, neurosurgical simulation and neurosurgical guidance, as well as brain structural disease modeling for diagnosis and prognosis. This book will be the first book on brain biomechanics. It will provide a comprehensive source of information on this important field for students, researchers, and medical professionals in the fields of computer-aided neurosurgery, head injury, and basic biomechanics.
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Yoga Biomechanics

Artfully woven throughout the book is a sub-text that improves the reader's research literacy while making an impassioned plea for the role of research in the evolution of how teachers teach, and how practitioners practice.

Author: Jules MITCHELL

Publisher:

ISBN: 1909141615

Category:

Page: 272

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The Biomechanics of Sports Techniques

Biomechanics in physical education -- Forms of motion -- Linear kinematics -- Angular kinematics -- Linear kinetics -- Angular kinetics -- Fluid mechanics -- Baseball -- Basketball -- Football -- Golf -- Gymnastics -- Softball -- Swimming - ...

Author: James G. Hay

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015029518746

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

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Biomechanics in physical education -- Forms of motion -- Linear kinematics -- Angular kinematics -- Linear kinetics -- Angular kinetics -- Fluid mechanics -- Baseball -- Basketball -- Football -- Golf -- Gymnastics -- Softball -- Swimming -- Track and field : running -- Track and field : jumping -- Track and field : throwing.
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Biomechanics Current Interdisciplinary Research

Current Interdisciplinary Research : Selected Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics, in Collaboration with the European ...

Author: European Society of Biomechanics. Meeting

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015011642421

Category: Medical

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Selected proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics in collaboration with the European Society of Biomaterials, September 24-26, 1984, Davos
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