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Physics - Biophysics & Biological Physics | Biomechanics of the Human Body

Biomechanics of the Human Body

Okuno, Emico, Fratin, Luciano

2014, XII, 164 p. 128 illus.

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  • Teaches basic physics concepts, particularly involving forces, rotation and elasticity, using examples and problems based on the human body
  • Contains lab exercises that demonstrate the physics of the human body
  • Each chapter has worked examples and problems with solutions
  • Of particular interest to students in sports medicine, orthopaedics, physiotherapy
Biomechanics of the Human Body teaches basic physics concepts using examples and problems based on the human body. The reader will learn how the laws of mechanics may help to understand the conditions of the static and dynamic equilibrium of one of the marvels of nature: the human body.

The mathematical language used in physics has always been pointed out as responsible for students’ difficulties. So each concept given is followed by explanatory examples, with subsequent application and fixation exercises. It is a richly illustrated book that facilitates the comprehension of presented concepts.

Biomechanics of the Human Body will be useful to students of physical and occupational therapy, physical education, the life sciences, and health care professionals who deal with biomechanics. This book is also recommended for sport practitioners as well as the general reader interested in the mechanics of the human body.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Biophysics Textbook - Center of Gravity of the Human Body - Forces on the Spinal Column - Levers in the Human Body - Mechanical Properties of Bones - Moment of Inertia of the Human Body - Physics for Orthopedics - Physics for Physiotherapists - Physics for Students in Sports Medicine

Related subjects » Biomedical Engineering - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Human Physiology

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