Biomechanical basis of human movement / Joseph Hamill, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, (University of Massachusetts) at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, Kathleen M. Knutzen, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Education, (California State University), Bakersfield, California, Timothy R. Derrick, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, (Iowa State University), Ames, Iowa.
Contributor(s): Knutzen, Kathleen M [author.] | Derrick, Timothy R [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Philadelphia, PA ; Wolters Kluwer Health, Copyright date: 2015Edition: 4th edition.Description: xi, 484 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781451177305Other title: Human movement.Subject(s): Human mechanics
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Section I: Foundations of human movement -- 1 Basic terminology -- 2 Skeletal considerations for movement -- 3 Muscular considerations for movement -- 4 Neurologic considerations for movements -- Section II: Functional anatomy -- 5 Functional anatomy of the upper extremity -- 6 Functional anatomy of the lower extremity -- 7 Functional anatomy of the trunk -- Section III: Mechanical analysis of human motion -- 8 Linear kinematics -- 9 Angular kinematics -- 10 Linear kinetics -- 11 Angular kinetics -- Appendix A: The metric system and SI Units -- Appendix B: Trigonometric functions -- Appendix C: Sample kinematic and kinetic data -- Appendix D: Numerical example for calculating projectile -- Glossary -- Index.
Focusing on the quantitative nature of biomechanics, Biomechanical basis of movement, fourth edition integrates current literature, meaningful numerical examples, relevant applications, hands-on exercises, and functional anatomy, physics, calculus, and physiology to help your students develop a holistic understanding of human movement. The book's chapters are essentially self-contained, allowing you maximum teaching flexibility in structuring your course -- Provided by publisher.