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Biomechanics for Dummies Paperback – 3 Mar 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1118674697 ISBN-10: 1118674693 Edition: 1st

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Learn to:

  • Understand the foundational concepts of biomechanics
  • Navigate the intersection of the biological and mechanical worlds
  • Score your highest in your biomechanics course

Jump into biomechanics with this definitive, user-friendly guide

Jump right into biomechanics, where the biological and mechanical worlds meet! Biomechanics is a fundamental concept that applies to a diverse range of fields, from biological sciences and sports medicine to ergonomics and engineering. If you want to ace your biomechanics class, this easy-to-use, jargon-free guide is the perfect resource!

  • Jump into biomechanics — discover what biomechanics and kinesiology are and how they related to athletic training, sports medicine, and coaching
  • Twisting and turning — understand torques and moments of force, as well as what these concepts mean for the way the body moves
  • Touching a nerve — find out what nerves do and how they sense inputs and interact with other systems to produce motor outputs
  • Measuring performance — dive into the fun part of biomechanics with an overview of measuring the physical performance of the body
  • Ace your class — get insights about biomechanics that will help you prepare for your course on the subject and ace your exams

Open the book and find:

  • An introduction to using biomechanics to analyze movement
  • A full overview and intro to kinematics
  • The terminology and foundational concepts of biomechanics
  • A guide to motion analysis and control
  • Medical illustrations to drive home lessons
  • Information on motion capturing systems
  • Tips to get the most out of your biomechanics course

About the Author

Steve McCaw, PhD, is a professor at Illinois State University. Dr. McCaw has taught Biomechanics of Human Movement, Occupational Biomechanics, and Quantitative Biomechanics and has vast experience presenting biomechanics concepts in easy-to-understand formats for use in criminal and civil cases.

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