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Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise 4th Edition With Web Resource-Loose-Leaf Edition

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise 4th Edition With Web Resource-Loose-Leaf Edition

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    This is the loose-leaf version of Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, which offers students a lower-price printed version of the text. Other binding options are also available.

    A standout among introductory biomechanics texts, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, takes a unique approach to introducing exercise and sport biomechanics. Using simple terms, the book presents mechanics before functional anatomy, helping students first understand external forces and their effects on motion; then explores how the musculoskeletal system responds and generates its own internal forces to maintain position; and finally shows how to apply biomechanical principles to analyze movement and ultimately improve performance.

    The fourth edition expands its commitment to enabling students to discover the principles of biomechanics through observation. Easy-to-understand experiments are presented for students to try in the classroom or on their own. Sample problem sidebars guide students through choosing the appropriate equation to determine the forces acting or motion occurring in a specific scenario and then helps them solve the equation. This practical approach—combining clear illustrations, sample calculations, and encouragement for active learning—helps students develop a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanical concepts.

    In addition to careful updates throughout the book, other new enhancements in the fourth edition include the following:
    • New content explores the technologies and devices available to coaches, athletes, and the general public to measure aspects of athletes’ movements.
    • New full-color art and diagrams enhance the text and help students visualize mechanics in real-world scenarios.
    • Explanations of the equations used in the text make the content more accessible to students.
    • New concept application boxes provide deeper analysis of the field use of biomechanics, with topics such as the Magnus effect in baseball pitching, the wetsuit effect in triathlons, power output in cycling, centripetal acceleration when running a curve, and the work-energy principles in modern shot putting.
    Other learning aids include bold key terms, chapter objectives, and a guide to key equations and abbreviations. The chapters include a total of 18 sample problems that students can solve using a step-by-step process. A companion web resource offers additional review questions and problem sets.

    Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, introduces the biomechanics of human movement in a clear and concise manner while promoting an active, engaged learning experience. Students will discover the principles of mechanics for themselves, resulting in a strong understanding of the subject matter.


    Text for undergraduate biomechanics courses for students studying kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, or other human movement fields; reference for sport biomechanists, exercise scientists, athletic trainers and therapists, and sport physical therapists.
    Introduction. Why Study Biomechanics?
    What Is Biomechanics?
    What Are the Goals of Sport and Exercise Biomechanics?
    The History of Sport Biomechanics
    The Organization of Mechanics
    Basic Dimensions and Units of Measurement Used in Mechanics

    Part I. External Biomechanics: External Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movement

    Chapter 1. Forces: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Motion
    What Are Forces?
    Classifying Forces
    Addition of Forces: Force Composition
    Resolution of Forces
    Static Equilibrium

    Chapter 2. Linear Kinematics: Describing Objects in Linear Motion
    Linear Kinematics
    Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motion

    Chapter 3. Linear Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Linear Motion
    Newton’s First Law of Motion: Law of Inertia
    Conservation of Momentum
    Newton’s Second Law of Motion: Law of Acceleration
    Impulse and Momentum
    Newton’s Third Law of Motion: Law of Action-Reaction
    Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation

    Chapter 4. Work, Power, and Energy: Explaining the Causes of Motion Without Newton
    The Work–Energy Principle

    Chapter 5. Torques and Moments of Force: Maintaining Equilibrium or Changing Angular Motion
    What Are Torques?
    Forces and Torques in Equilibrium
    What Is Center of Gravity?

    Chapter 6. Angular Kinematics: Describing Objects in Angular Motion
    Angular Position and Displacement
    Angular and Linear Displacement
    Angular Velocity
    Angular and Linear Velocity
    Angular Acceleration
    Angular and Linear Acceleration
    Anatomical System for Describing Limb Movements

    Chapter 7. Angular Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Angular Motion
    Angular Inertia
    Angular Momentum
    Angular Interpretation of Newton’s First Law of Motion
    Angular Interpretation of Newton’s Second Law of Motion
    Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum
    Angular Interpretation of Newton’s Third Law of Motion

    Chapter 8. Fluid Mechanics: The Effects of Water and Air
    Buoyant Force: Force Due to Immersion
    Dynamic Fluid Force: Force Due to Relative Motion

    Part II. Internal Biomechanics: Internal Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its Movement

    Chapter 9. Mechanics of Biological Materials: Stresses and Strains on the Body
    Mechanical Properties of Materials: The Stress–Strain Relationship
    Mechanical Properties of the Musculoskeletal System

    Chapter 10. The Skeletal System: The Rigid Framework of the Body

    Chapter 11. The Muscular System: The Motors of the Body
    The Structure of Skeletal Muscle
    Muscle Action
    Muscle Contraction Force

    Chapter 12. The Nervous System: Control of the Musculoskeletal System
    The Nervous System and the Neuron
    The Motor Unit
    Receptors and Reflexes

    Part III. Applying Biomechanical Principles

    Chapter 13. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
    Types of Biomechanical Analysis
    Steps of a Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis
    Sample Analyses

    Chapter 14. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Training
    Biomechanics and Training
    Qualitative Anatomical Analysis Method
    Sample Analyses

    Chapter 15. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Understand Injury Development
    Mechanical Stress and Injury
    Tissue Response to Stress
    Mechanism of Overuse Injury
    Individual Differences in Tissue Threshold
    Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Affecting Injury
    Sample Analysis: Overuse Injuries in Running

    Chapter 16. Technology in Biomechanics
    Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
    Measurement Issues
    Tools for Measuring Biomechanical Variables
    Peter M. McGinnis, PhD, is a distinguished service professor in the kinesiology department at the State University of New York College at Cortland, where he has taught and coached pole vaulters since 1990. Before 1990, McGinnis was an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado. During that time, he also served as a sport biomechanist in the Sports Science Division of the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, where he conducted applied sport biomechanics research, tested athletes, taught biomechanics courses to coaches, and developed educational materials for coaches.

    He has authored numerous articles and technical reports about the biomechanics of pole vaulting and has been a reviewer for Sports Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Journal of Sports Sciences. McGinnis is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics, and ASTM International. He served as chair of the ASTM International pole vault equipment subcommittee for 12 years. He is also a member of USA Track and Field’s Sports Medicine and Science Committee, serving as the biomechanist for the pole vault. In 2012 USA Track and Field honored him with the Dr. C. Harmon Brown Sports Medicine and Science Award.

    McGinnis received a PhD in physical education from the University of Illinois in 1984 and a BS in engineering from Swarthmore College in 1976. He was inducted into the Swarthmore College Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter summaries, lecture ideas and sample lecture outlines, suggestions for student assignments and activities, and teaching tips for every chapter in the text. Solutions to sample problems are worked out in the author’s own handwriting.

    Test package. This bank of more than 380 questions includes true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides. The companion image bank includes most of the figures, images, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Web resource. Guides students step by step through the process of solving 18 sample problems, and includes 200 review questions and 120 problem sets to provide an opportunity for practical application of concepts.

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