Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Authors: Knudson, Duane

  • Develops nine principles of biomechanics that provide an applied structure for biomechanical concepts and the application of each principle is fully explored in several chapters
  • The text continues the traditional approach of providing many human movement examples as biomechanical concepts are presented
  • Includes practical application boxes that highlight in-depth discussions of applications of biomechanics
  • Features activity boxes that allow students to see or feel the effect of biomechanical concepts on human movement
  • Includes interdisciplinary issues boxes that show how biomechanics is integrated with other sport sciences in solving human movement problems
  • Provides real-world examples and emphasizes how biomechanics is integrated with the other subdisciplines of kinesiology to contribute to qualitative analysis of human movement
  • Key terms are bolded and defined in the text
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About this Textbook

Fundamentals of Biomechanics 2nd edition introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be enhanced.  The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics.  Throughout the text are numerous examples of applying these principles to the work of kinesiology professionals.  Specific case studies are presented in four application chapters: physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.  This text presents a clear, conceptual understanding of biomechanics and is designed to help students link their personal experience to biomechanical concepts.  Biomechanics instructors, researchers, and other professionals helping people to improve movement and decrease the risk of injury, as well as advanced students learning biomechanical principles in biomedical engineering, ergonomics, kinesiology, physics, and sports physiology will find Fundamentals in Biomechanics 2nd edition invaluable.
Key Features:
Detailed examples of biomechanical principles and their application in the qualitative analysis of human movement in a variety of professions
Over 160 figures illustrating real human movement
Case studies of actual movement technique examined by professionals in human movement
Extensive use of graphs, photographs, illustrations, and citations to important biomechanics literature
Glossary of key terms and biomechanics research terminology
Appendix of instructional lab activities
Endorsements:
"Fundamentals in Biomechanics delivers everything it promises, and more.  The challenge of teaching and learning biomechanics is understanding the two distinct fields that it comprises - biology and mechanics.  In my experience, some students enter biomechanics with aptitude and interest in one of these fields and reluctance to the others.  As a leader in biomechanics, Dr. Knudson seems to realize this and does an expert job of teaching these two fields in separate parts of the textbook.  The text is clearly written, and includes many helpful illustrations and examples."
Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D., Smith and Nephew Chair of Research, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
"Fundamentals of Biomechanics is a wonderful and comprehensive treatment which meets the needs and interest of both students and educators!  The text addresses the subject cohesively and solidly in a technical, yet very readable and effective manner...I'll use this text in my own summer course and recommend it to colleagues."
Jani Macari Pallis, Ph.D., International Sports Engineering Association, San Francisco, CA
About the Author:
Dr. Duane Knudson is Associate Dean and Professor of biomechanics in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico.  He earned his Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has published extensively on the biomechanics of tennis and exercise.  Dr. Knudson co-authored the first scholarly book on the qualitative analysis of human movement, and his research has earned him fellow status in the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of AAHPERD.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Biomechanics of Human Movement

    Duane Knudson

    Pages 3-22

  • Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Qualitative Analysis

    Duane Knudson

    Pages 23-37

  • Anatomical Description and Its Limitations

    Duane Knudson

    Pages 41-67

  • Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

    Duane Knudson

    Pages 69-103

  • Linear and Angular Kinematics

    Duane Knudson

    Pages 107-132

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-49312-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-49311-4
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6497-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-49312-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-49312-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-49311-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6497-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 354
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