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Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Authors: Knudson, Duane

  • New to this edition
  • Alignment with updated national guidelines for the introductory biomechanics course
  • More examples of quantitative biomechanical analysis and current data collection equipment
  • Updated examples and citations of the latest biomechanics research
  • Updated and revised color drawings and graphs
  • Lab activities and boxed features based on active learning in STEM disciplines and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in biomechanics
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About this Textbook

This third 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 with references to current biomechanics research.  Specific case studies illustrate how biomechanics principles can be used in evidence-based practice by professionals to modify movement in teaching/coaching and exercise/rehabilitation settings.  This text presents a clear, conceptual understanding of biomechanics and is designed to help students through active learning lab activities to 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, 3rd edition invaluable.

Key Features:
Detailed examples of biomechanical principles and their application in the qualitative diagnosis 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 of the 2nd Edition:

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"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 authors

Dr. Duane Knudson is University Distinguished Professor of biomechanics in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University.  He earned his Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has published extensively on the biomechanics of tennis.exercise, stretching, and learning biomechanical concepts.  He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 22 chapters, and four books. He has been elected fellow of four scholarly societies (FNAK, FISBS, FACSM, RFSA) and received regional and national awards for his research.

Buy this book

eBook £59.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 8, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-51838-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £74.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51838-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51838-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51837-0
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
X, 290
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 141 illustrations in colour
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