TITLE : Introduction to Biomechanics for Human Motion Analysis, Second Edition
AUTHOR: Robertson, D. Gordon E., PhD, FCSB
ISBN : 0-9699420-2-8

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Price:   $50 CAD or USD

Copyright date: July 2004

Contents: 269 pages, 151 figures, 13 tables, 24 photographs, 106 example problems

Trim size: 8 1/2 x 11"

Binding: Paperback


COMPANION RESOURCES

FOCUS OF THE BOOK

This text is designed to bridge the gap between the way mechanics is taught to engineering and physics students and those in kinesiology, physical education and the rehabilitation sciences. In the past students who wanted to study biomechanics in depth had to study mechanics of gears and levers with engineers or deal with optics, wave motion and electrodynamics with physicists. Here all the mechanics principles are taught with human movement or anatomical examples along with the necessary mathematics and physics. Two dimensional movements are presented along with the mathematical tools applicable to handle three-dimensional movements in future courses. Every chapter has many numerical problems along with answers to the odd-numbered questions.

WHO WILL BE INTERESTED

An introductory (upper high school or undergraduate university) text for kinesiology, physical education, physical and occupational therapy as well as a reference text for orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine and rehabilitation engineering.

SAMPLE PAGES IN .pdf FORMAT

  1. Preface
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Sample examples
  4. Sample questions
  5. Sample text
  6. Sample figure
  7. Applications
  8. Sample references and photograph

New!OPTIONAL 3D SECTIONS

  1. 2.7 Spatial (3D) Coordinate Systems
  2. 3.6 Spatial (3D) Laws of Statics
  3. 6.6 Spatial (3D) Kinetics: Forces and Moments
  4. 7.4 Spatial (3D) Kinetics: Impulse and Momentum
  5. 8.6 Mechanical Work, Energy and Power in Three Dimensions

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Last update: 29 March 2007