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Applied BiomechanicsAuthors: John McLester, Peter St. Pierre
Written for undergraduate biomechanics courses, Applied Biomechanics: Concepts and Connections, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource that focuses on making connections between biomechanics and other subdisciplines of exercise science. With that in mind, each chapter contains a Concepts section and a Connections section. The Concepts are the core nuts and bolts of understanding the mechanics of movement. The Connections are designed to show how the Concepts are used in the many diverse areas within the movement sciences.
The Second Edition was written to meet the needs of students who aspire to any field of human movement or performance, making the concepts of biomechanics relevant no matter their ultimate choice of profession.
With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value.
Features & Benefits
NEW – A new end-of-text Student Workbook provides additional problems that are ideal for homework assignments, study aids, and in-class exercises. PDF pages also available on Navigate 2.
NEW – Includes a wealth of new and updated artwork, illustrations and graphs.
UPDATED – Focus on Research feature boxes, and examples throughout the text have been updated to keep pace with changes in the field since the previous edition.
UPDATED – Chapter 12, Connections by Application, is meant to apply all of the biomechanical concepts using a single sport and has been updated to reference soccer in all applications.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Biomechanics and Related Movement Disciplines
Chapter 2 Describing the System and Its Motion
Chapter 3 Paradigms for Studying Motion of the System
Chapter 4 Interaction of Forces and the System
Chapter 5 Linear Motion of the System
Chapter 6 Angular Motion of the System
Chapter 7 System Balance and Stability
Chapter 8 The System as a Machine
Chapter 9 System Motion in a Fluid Medium
Chapter 10 The System as a Projectile
Chapter 11 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 12 Connection by Application