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Biomechanics: A Case-Based ApproachAuthor: Sean P. Flanagan
5 Stars! Doody’s Review Service (of 1st Edition)
“…It is well organized and thorough, and is authored by a respected biomechanist. Current references cited throughout the book provide the latest groundbreaking findings in the field to support the scientific claims made in the book.”
Each new print copy includes the Navigate Companion Website which includes a variety of study aids and learning tools .
The second edition of Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach emphasizes the comprehension, retention, and application of the core concepts of biomechanics through the use of problem-based learning strategies. The author utilizes a student-centered approach by deploying a conversational writing style, tying new concepts to everyday experience, and emphasizing concepts over computation. A wide variety of pedagogical features aid this approach, with Section Questions, Competency Checks, and various boxed features serving to reinforce the content.
Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach is organized into 18 lessons that cover the three levels of biomechanical analysis: whole body, joint, and tissue. Rather than moving from one level to the next, the author deploys a “whole-part-whole” organization in which mechanical principles are described at the whole-body level, followed by relevant discussion of the basic material mechanics of biological tissues and unique properties of the muscle-tendon complex.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part I The Whole Body Level
Chapter 2 Describing Motion: Linear Kinematics in One Dimension and One Direction
Chapter 3 Describing Motion: Linear Kinematics in One Dimension and Two Directions
Chapter 4 Describing Motion: Linear Kinematics in Two Dimensions
Chapter 5 Describing Motion: Angular Kinematics
Chapter 6 Describing Motion: Inertia and Momentum
Chapter 7 Explaining Motion I: Linear Kinetics
Chapter 8 Explaining Motion II: Angular Kinetics
Chapter 9 Work-Energy
Chapter 10 Collisions, Impacts, and the Conservation Laws
Part II Tissue Level
Chapter 11 Mechanics of the Human Frame
Chapter 12 Muscle-Tendon Mechanics
Part III Joint Level
Chapter 13 Single Joint Concepts
Chapter 14 Lower Extremity Biomechanics
Chapter 15 Biomechanics of the Axial Skeleton
Chapter 16 Upper Extremity Biomechanics
Part IV Limb Level
Chapter 17 Multijoint Concepts
Part V Integrating the Levels
Chapter 18 Putting It All Together