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Biomechanics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-67469-7
Paperback
408 pages
March 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Biomechanics 5

Chapter 1: Jumping Into Biomechanics 7

Chapter 2: Reviewing the Math You Need for Biomechanics 15

Chapter 3: Speaking the Language of Biomechanics 37

Part II: Looking At Linear Mechanics 57

Chapter 4: Making Motion Change: Force 59

Chapter 5: Describing Linear Motion: Linear Kinematics 83

Chapter 6: Causing Linear Motion: Linear Kinetics 103

Chapter 7: Looking At Force and Motion Another Way: Work, Energy, and Power 119

Part III: Investigating Angular Mechanics 137

Chapter 8: Twisting and Turning: Torques and Moments of Force 139

Chapter 9: Angling into Rotation: Angular Kinematics 157

Chapter 10: Causing Angular Motion: Angular Kinetics 173

Chapter 11: Fluid Mechanics 193

Part IV: Analyzing the “Bio” of Biomechanics 205

Chapter 12: Stressing and Straining: The Mechanics of Materials 207

Chapter 13: Boning Up on Skeletal Biomechanics 227

Chapter 14: Touching a Nerve: Neural Considerations in Biomechanics 247

Chapter 15: Muscling Segments Around: Muscle Biomechanics 263

Part V: Applying Biomechanics 283

Chapter 16: Eyeballing Performance: Qualitative Analysis 285

Chapter 17: Putting a Number on Performance: Quantitative Analysis 305

Chapter 18: Furthering Biomechanics: Research Applications 319

Chapter 19: Investigating Forensic Biomechanics: How Did It Happen? 329

Part VI: The Parts of Tens 339

Chapter 20: Ten Online Resources for Biomechanics 341

Chapter 21: Ten Things You May Not Know about Biomechanics 347

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Succeed in Your Biomechanics Course 355

Index 363

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