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Author Hall, Susan J. (Susan Jean), 1953- author

Title Basic biomechanics / Susan J. Hall
Edition Eighth edition
Published New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, [2019]
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Brief Contents; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 What Is Biomechanics?; Biomechanics: Definition and Perspective; What Problems Are Studied by Biomechanists?; Why Study Biomechanics?; Problem-Solving Approach; Quantitative versus Qualitative Problems; Solving Qualitative Problems; Formal versus Informal Problems; Solving Formal Quantitative Problems; Units of Measurement; Summary; Introductory Problems; Additional Problems; Laboratory Experiences; 2 Kinematic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion; Forms of Motion; Linear Motion; Angular Motion; General Motion
Mechanical SystemsStandard Reference Terminology; Anatomical Reference Position; Directional Terms; Anatomical Reference Planes; Anatomical Reference Axes; Joint Movement Terminology; Sagittal Plane Movements; Frontal Plane Movements; Transverse Plane Movements; Other Movements; Spatial Reference Systems; Analyzing Human Movement; Prerequisite Knowledge for a Qualitative Analysis; Planning a Qualitative Analysis; Conducting a Qualitative Analysis; Tools for Measuring Kinematic Quantities; Video and Film; Summary; Introductory Problems; Additional Problems; Laboratory Experiences
3 Kinetic Concepts for Analyzing Human MotionBasic Concepts Related to Kinetics; Inertia; Mass; Force; Center of Gravity; Weight; Pressure; Volume; Density; Torque; Impulse; Mechanical Loads on the Human Body; Compression, Tension, and Shear; Mechanical Stress; Torsion, Bending, and Combined Loads; The Effects of Loading; Repetitive versus Acute Loads; Tools for Measuring Kinetic Quantities; Vector Algebra; Vector Composition; Vector Resolution; Graphic Solution of Vector Problems; Trigonometric Solution of Vector Problems; Summary; Introductory Problems; Additional Problems
Laboratory Experiences4 The Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth and Development; Composition and Structure of Bone Tissue; Material Constituents; Structural Organization; Types of Bones; Bone Growth and Development; Longitudinal Growth; Circumferential Growth; Adult Bone Development; Bone Response to Stress; Bone Modeling and Remodeling; Bone Hypertrophy; Bone Atrophy; Osteoporosis; Postmenopausal and Age-Associated Osteoporosis; Female Athlete Triad; Preventing and Treating Osteopenia and Osteoporosis; Common Bone Injuries; The Biomechanics of Bone Fractures; Epiphyseal Injuries; Summary
Introductory ProblemsAdditional Problems; Laboratory Experiences; 5 The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Articulations; Joint Architecture; Immovable Joints; Slightly Movable Joints; Freely Movable Joints; Articular Cartilage; Articular Fibrocartilage; Articular Connective Tissue; Joint Stability; Shape of the Articulating Bone Surfaces; Arrangement of Ligaments and Muscles; Other Connective Tissues; Joint Flexibility; Measuring Joint Range of Motion; Factors Influencing Joint Flexibility; Flexibility and Injury; Techniques for Increasing Joint Flexibility; Neuromuscular Response to Stretch
Summary Is running barefoot beneficial? What is the most mechanically efficient way to move a piece of heavy furniture? Can stretching before a competition worsen performance? How do cats always land on their feet? The answers to these questions are all based on the science of biomechanics. In Basic Biomechanics Eighth Edition the focus is on the anatomy and movement capabilities of the human body explained with examples of relevant sport clinical and daily living applications. The quantitative aspects of biomechanics are presented in a manageable progressive fashion using a structured and problem-based format with practical advice. This edition also retains the important sensitivity to the fact that some beginning students of biomechanics possess weak backgrounds in mathematics. For this reason it includes numerous sample problems and applications along with practical advice on approaching quantitative problems.With balanced integrated coverage of applied anatomy mechanical principles and relevant sport and daily living applications this text introduces you to the basics of biomechanics. The quantitative aspects of biomechanics are presented in a manageable progressive fashion with practical advice on approaching both qualitative and quantitative problems in biomechanics.
Notes Active and Passive Stretching
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Subject Biomechanics -- Textbooks.
Biomechanics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Reading List HSE323 recommended text 2021
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Problems and exercises.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781260290721 (electronic book)
1260290727 (electronic book)
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