Biomech-Intro+and+Statics-Lecture 1

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduction and Concepts from Statics Introduction to Biomechanics 14:125:208
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Course Policies Instructor: Joseph Freeman Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering 317 BME Building, 732-445-4500 x6317, [email protected] Office Hours: Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM Text: Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Ozkaya and Nordin, ISBM 0-387-98283-3 Course Objectives: To understand the application of statics and material properties to biology, especially in orthopaedic biomechanics. To appreciate the special complexities that biomechanics introduces vs. traditional mechanics.
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Course Policies Some elements of this course are electronic and administered through Sakai. If you are having problems
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Unformatted text preview: accessing the course, please contact Dr. Freeman immediately. • Generally, the course notes will be available on Sakai before class. I will add additional/ supplemental information in class Concepts from Statics • So there is a difference between mass and weight – Mass is the amount of matter in something • It measures how much inertia, or resistance to being moved, an object has – Weight is a measure of how strongly gravity pulls on something. • It depends on the amount of attraction between the object and the earth (moon, planet, etc.) Concepts from Statics • Once again, check your units – Very important, common reason for getting the wrong answer – Don’t confuse weight and mass...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course 125 208 taught by Professor Shreiber during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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