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"
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.
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.