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Designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students, Introduction to Biomechanics takes the fresh approach of combining the viewpoints of both a well-respected teacher and a successful student. With an eye toward practicality without loss of depth of instruction, this book seeks to explain the fundamental concepts of biomechanics. With the accompanying web site providing models, sample problems, review questions and more, Introduction to Biomechanics provides students with the full range of instructional material for this complex and dynamic field.
I Background.- 1. Introduction.- II Biosolid Mechanics.- 2. Stress, Strain, and Constitutive Relations.- 3. Equilibrium, Universal Solutions, and Inflation.- 4. Extension and Torsion.- 5. Beam Bending and Column Buckling.- 6. Some Nonlinear Problems.- III Biofluid Mechanics.- 7. Stress, Motion, and Constitutive Relations.- 8. Fundamental Balance Relations.- 9. Some Exact Solutions.- 10. Control Volume and Semi-empirical Methods.- IV Closure.- 11. Coupled Solid-Fluid Problems.- 12. Epilogue.- References.- About the Authors.