Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Biomechanics of the Human Body

Authors: Okuno, Emico, Fratin, Luciano

  • 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
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About this Textbook

Biomechanics of the Human Body teaches basic physics concepts using examples and problems based on the human body. The reader will also 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 can 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.

About the authors

Emico Okuno is a Professor at the Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo. She has authored many books in portugese such as "Physics for the Biological and Biomedical Sciences" and "Physics of Football".

Luciano Fratin is a Professor of Engineering at Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomechanics of the Human Body
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8576-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8576-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8575-9
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 164
Number of Illustrations and Tables
128 b/w illustrations
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