Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology: Quantitative Modeling, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology

Quantitative Modeling, 1st Edition

By Arthur T. Johnson

CRC Press

688 pages | 251 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781574449068
pub: 2007-03-09
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Whether you are a bioengineer designing prosthetics, an aerospace scientist involved in life support, a kinesiologist training athletes, or an occupational physician prescribing an exercise regimen, you need the latest edition of Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology: Quantitative Modeling. Using numerous worked examples to demonstrate what and when to calculate, this book covers more than the fundamentals of exercise physiology and shows you how to calculate responses magnitudes. The second edition improves upon the first edition with inclusion of numerical examples, homework problems, margin notes, and updated material.

The five sections cover the energetics of exercise, biomechanics, circulation, respiration, and thermoregulation. The author explains physiological models, demonstrating the conversion of physiology into quantitative form. Tables of values, diagrams, and figures make this book helpful for estimating magnitudes, determining trends, and illustrating concepts. The book emphasizes quantitative mathematical models if possible and conceptual models when mathematical models are not available.

Covering a broad scope of material, the author emphasizes quantitative description as much as possible. The book demonstrates the vast amount of physiological material that can be quantitatively predicted and how to translate this information into applications.

Table of Contents

EXERCISE LIMITATIONS

Introduction

Exercise Intensity and Duration

Muscle Metabolism

Cardiovascular Exercise Limitation

Respiratory Limitation

Thermal Limitation

Prolonged Exercise

Variability of Responses

Symbols

Homework Problems

References

EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS

Introduction

Physics of Movement

Energy Cost of Movement

Walking and Running

Carrying Loads

Sustained Work

Aging and Training

Gender

Genetics

Symbols

Homework Problems

References

CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES

Introduction

Cardiovascular Mechanics

Cardiovascular Control

Cardiovascular Mechanical Models

Cardiovascular Control Models

Appendix 3.1 Numerically Solving Differential Equations

Appendix 3.2 Pontryagin Maximum Principle

Appendix 3.3 Laplace Transform

Symbols

Homework Problems

References

RESPIRATORY RESPONSES

Introduction

Respiratory Mechanics

Control of Respiration

Respiratory Mechanical Models

Respiratory Control Models

Appendix 4.1 Lagrange Multipliers

Appendix 4.2 Method of Calculus of Variations

Symbols

Homework Problems

References

THERMAL RESPONSES

Introduction

Thermal Mechanics

Thermoregulation

Thermoregulatory Models

Body Temperature Response

Symbols

Homework Problems

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety