Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ 2D Educational Software Access-3rd Edition
Taking a unique approach to the presentation of mechanical concepts, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ Educational 2D Software Access, introduces exercise and sport biomechanics in simple terms. By providing mechanics before functional anatomy, the book helps students understand forces and their effects before studying how body structures deal with forces. Students will learn to appreciate the consequences of external forces, how the body generates internal forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement in physical activities.
Rather than presenting the principles as isolated and abstract, the text enables students to discover the principles of biomechanics for themselves through observation. By examining ordinary activities firsthand, students will develop meaningful explanations resulting in a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanical concepts. This practical approach combines striking visual elements with clear and concise language to encourage active learning and improved comprehension.
This updated edition maintains the organization and features that made previous editions user friendly, such as a quick reference guide of frequently used equations printed on the inside cover and review questions at the end of each chapter to test students' understanding of important concepts. The third edition also incorporates new features to facilitate learning:
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ Educational 2D Software Access,
- Access to MaxTRAQ Educational 2D software allows students to analyze real-world sport movements through video.
- The new web resource guides students step by step through the process of solving 18 sample problems.
- New art and diagrams enhance problem sets and help students visualize the mechanics of real-world scenarios.
- Increased number of review questions (200) and problem sets (120) provide an opportunity for practical application of concepts.
- Greater emphasis on the basics, including improved descriptions of conversions and an expanded explanation of the assumption of point mass when modeling objects, provides a stronger foundation for understanding.
- New content on deriving kinematic data from video or film and the use of accelerometers in monitoring physical activity keeps students informed of technological advances in the field.
is supplemented with two companion resources that will help students better comprehend the material. The web resource includes all of the problems from the book, separated by chapter, plus 18 sample problems that guide students step by step through the process of solving. This text is also enhanced with access to MaxTRAQ Educational 2D software for Windows. MaxTRAQ Educational 2D software enables students to analyze and quantify real-world sport movements in video clips and upload their own video content for analysis. The software supplements the final section of the text that bridges the concepts of internal and external forces with the application of biomechanics; it also provides an overview of the technology used in conducting quantitative biomechanical analyses. Access to both online resources is included with new print books. To purchase the components separately, click on the web resource under "Related Products" in the right column.
Instructors will benefit from an updated ancillary package. An instructor guide outlines each chapter and offers step-by-step solutions to the quantitative problems presented, as well as sample lecture topics, student activities, and teaching tips. A test package makes it easy to prepare quizzes and tests, and an image bank contains most of the figures and tables from the text for use in developing course presentations.Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition,
is ideal for those needing a deeper understanding of biomechanics from a qualitative perspective. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this textmakes the biomechanics of physical activity easy to understand and apply. Contents:
Student and Instructor Resources
How to Use MaxTRAQIntroduction: 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
Learning AidsPart 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?
Addition of Forces: Force Composition
Resolution of Forces
Learning AidsChapter 2.
Linear Kinematics: Describing Objects in Linear Motion
Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motion
Motion Analysis Exercises Using MaxTRAQChapter 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
Motion Analysis Exercises Using MaxTRAQChapter 4.
Work, Power, and Energy: Explaining the Causes of Motion Without Newton
The Work-Energy Relationship
Motion Analysis Exercises Using MaxTRAQChapter 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?
Learning AidsChapter 6.
Angular Kinematics: Describing Objects in Angular Motion
Angular Position and Displacement
Angular and Linear Displacement
Angular and Linear Velocity
Angular and Linear Acceleration
Anatomical System for Describing Limb Movements
Motion Analysis Exercises Using MaxTRAQChapter 7.
Angular Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Angular Motion
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
Learning AidsChapter 8.
Fluid Mechanics: The Effects of Water and Air
Buoyant Force: Force Due to Immersion
Dynamic Fluid Force: Force Due to Relative Motion
Learning AidsPart II: Internal Biomechanics: Internal Forces and Their Effects on the Body and Its MovementChapter 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
Learning AidsChapter 10.
The Skeletal System: The Rigid Framework of the Body
Learning AidsChapter 11.
The Muscular System: The Motors of the Body
The Structure of Skeletal Muscle
Muscle Contraction Force
Learning AidsChapter 12.
The Nervous System: Control of the Musculoskeletal System
The Nervous System and the Neuron
The Motor Unit
Receptors and Reflexes
Learning AidsPart III: Applying Biomechanical PrinciplesChapter 13.
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Technique
Types of Biomechanical Analysis
Steps of a Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis
Learning AidsChapter 14.
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Improve Training
Biomechanics and Training
Qualitative Anatomical Analysis Method
Learning AidsChapter 15.
Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis to Understand Injury DevelopmentSteven T. McCaw
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
Learning AidsChapter 16.
Technology in Biomechanics
Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
Tools for Measuring Biomechanical Variables
Motion Analysis Exercises Using MaxTRAQ
Appendix A: Units of Measurement and Conversions
Appendix B: Answers to Selected Review Questions, Problems, and MaxTRAQ Exercises
References and Suggested Readings
About the Author Audiences:
Text for undergraduate biomechanics courses for students studying kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, or other human movement fields; reference for graduate students, sport biomechanists, exercise scientists, athletic trainers and therapists, and sport physical therapists.
Author: Peter M. McGinnis, PhD,