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Kinesiology &BiomechanicsClass NotesUpdated 6/2009
Kinesiology
Motions of which humans are capable of aredetermined by the nature of the joints and of themuscles that move the bony structure at the jointsKnee joint is effective in flexion & extensionmovementsShoulder is effective in rotational movements
Biomechanics“The science that applies themechanical principles of physics & engineeringto the investigation of human movementand the structure & function of the humanbody”Study of human motion from the standpoint ofphysics-Sometimes referred to as “MechanicalKinesiology”
Mechanics = an area of physics thatstudies how forces, both internal &external, affect the motions of objectsStudies body in action as it goes throughsome particular movement(swinging a golf club or throwing a javelin)Measures speeds of body segments & theforces that act on them
Sometimes biomechanical analysis followsadvances made by athletes!

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Term
Fall
Professor
KEETON
Tags
kinesiology, Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics

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