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, jfreemn@rci.rutgers.edu 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 Dont confuse weight and mass...
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