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2nd Edition

Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

ISBN 9781138640245
Published January 21, 2019 by Garland Science
440 Pages 269 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is the clearest and most straightforward biomechanics textbook currently available. By breaking down the challenging subject of sport and exercise biomechanics into short thematic sections, it enables students to grasp each topic quickly and easily, and provides lecturers with a flexible resource that they can use to support any introductory course on biomechanics.

The book contains a wealth of useful features for teaching and learning, including clear definitions of key terms, lots of applied examples, guides to further reading, and revision questions with worked solutions. It has been significantly expanded to encompass rapidly developing areas, such as sports equipment design and modern optoelectronic motion analysis systems, and it includes a number of new sections that further develop the application of biomechanics in sports performance and injury prevention. A new companion website includes a test bank, downloadable illustrations and, where appropriate, suggestions for learning outcomes and/or lab-based sessions for lecturers.

Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics has been an invaluable course companion for thousands of students and lecturers over the last decade. Engaging, direct, and now fully refreshed, it is the only biomechanics textbook you’ll ever need.

Table of Contents

Section A: Kinematics of Linear Motion

A1 Linear Motion

A2 Centre of Gravity and Centre of Mass

A3 Equilibrium

A4 Kinematic Data: Differentiation

A5 Kinematic Data: Integration

A6 Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motion

Section B: Kinetics of Linear Motion

B1 Forces

B2 Gravity, Weight and Vertical Projection

B3 Friction

B4 Impulse and Momentum

B5 Conservation of Linear Momentum

B6 Newton’s Laws of Motion: Linear Motion

Section C: Kinematics and Kinetics of Angular Motion

C1 Angular Motion

C2 Linear-Angular Motion

C3 Torque and Moments

C4 Levers

C5 Centripetal Force and Acceleration

C6 Moment of Inertia and Angular Momentum

C7 Newton’s Laws of Motion: Angular Motion

Section D: Muscle and Joint Kinematics and Kinetics

D1 Muscle and Joint Forces: Statics and Dynamics

Section E: Special Topics

E1 Work, Power and Energy

E2 Conservation of Energy

E3 Mechanics of Materials

E4 Impacts

E5 Centre of Percussion

Section F: Human Movement Applications

F1 Walking

F2 Running

F3 Jumping

F4 Throwing

F5 Kicking

F6 Swimming

F7 Golf

Section G: Measurement and Analysis Techniques

G1 Optoelectronic Analysis

G2 Wearable Sensors

G3 Force Plate

G4 Pressure Measurement

G5 Electromyography

G6 Isokinetics

G7 Sports Equipment

G8 Data Smoothing, Filtering and Processing

Section H: Appendices

H1 Planes and Axes of Motion

H2 Free Body Diagrams

H3 Sampling Theory

H4 Biomechanics Apps (Applications)

H5 Foundations of Motion Analysis

H6 Mathematics: Algebra and Trigonometry

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Paul Grimshaw is Associate Professor in Sports Engineering within the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia, where he is also Director of Engagement and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Sports) Program Coordinator. His main research interests are concerned with the prevention of injury in the knee and lower back, especially in golf.

Michael Cole is Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Motor Control within the School of Exercise Science at the Australian Catholic University, Australia. He has been involved in a number of multi-disciplinary research programs that focus on injury prevention and span the areas of sports biomechanics, clinical biomechanics and neuroscience. His particular areas of expertise are in the assessment of postural instability, gait disability and falls in people with Parkinson’s disease and the evaluation of the invasive and non-invasive therapies for movement disorders.

Adrian Burden is Reader in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has held workshops on surface electromyography on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and his research interests lie in the application of electromyography in clinical, sport and exercise settings.

Neil Fowler is Dean of Students at the University of Salford, UK. Before joining the University of Salford, Neil held the roles of Head of Exercise and Sport Science and Associate Dean of Learning Teaching and Quality Enhancement at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His research interests include spinal mechanics and pain management, the energetics of wheelchair propulsion and Paralympic sport, and the biomechanics of jumping.