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Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
Quantitative Modeling




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ISBN 9781574449068
Published March 9, 2007 by CRC Press
688 Pages - 251 B/W Illustrations

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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

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