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Biomechanics, Second Edition
A Case-Based Approach

Author(s): Sean P. Flanagan, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Professor, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California
  • ISBN-13: 9781284102338
  • Product With Access Code    458 pages      © 2019
Price: $111.95 US List
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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.

Features & Benefits

  • NEW - Process Boxes illustrate the link between inputs and outputs, providing a visual depiction of the underlying mechanics.
  • NEW – Nine detailed case studies have been added throughout the text, with a summary of all nine cases presented in the final lesson.
  • EXPANDED – The use of vector diagrams has been greatly expanded in the Second Edition to help students better visualize key material.
  • KEY - Section Questions open each major section and present salient questions addressing the focus of the section.
  • KEY Competency Checks ask students conceptual and quantitative questions to assist in gauging their understanding of the material.
  • KEY - Essential Math boxes provide a review of mathematical concepts.
  • KEY Applied Research boxes provide examples that are helpful in illustrating biomechanical concepts and present evidence of the practical value of biomechanics.

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for a 4-year institution’s undergraduate program for the introductory biomechanics course(s) as well as the intro-level courses taught in the kinesiology and exercise science major. This book may also useful in some graduate programs in allied health professions such as athletic training, physical therapy, or chiropractic medicine.

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

Sean P. Flanagan, PhD, ATC, CSCS-Professor, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California

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  • Chapter 11
    Preview Chapter 11 "Mechanics of the Human Frame"
  • Front Matter
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ISBN-13: 9781284102338

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