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Introduction (1) - What is Biomechanics and why is it...

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What is Biomechanics and why What is Biomechanics and why is it important? is it important?
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Kinesiology: Kinesiology: The Study of Movement The Study of Movement
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What is Biomechanics? What is Biomechanics? Bio Bio – from the Greek “Bios” which means living Mechanics Mechanics – Science that investigates the effects of forces and resulting motion
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Biomechanics Defined Biomechanics Defined The interdiscipline interdiscipline which describes, analyzes, and assesses human movement. (Winter, 1990) The science science which examines the internal and external forces acting on a human body and the effects produced by these forces. (Hay, 1993) The application of the principles of mechanics application of the principles of mechanics to the study of biological phenomena. (Enoka, 1994) Branch of bioengineering and biomedical engineering which considers the application of classical mechanics classical mechanics to the analysis of biological and physiological systems analysis of biological and physiological systems . (Nordin & Frankel, 2001)
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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Qualitative vs. Quantitative Qualitative Non-numerical Based on direct observation Equipment not necessary Focus on time and space Examples : Rotation of femur
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ESS 3301 taught by Professor Plumlee during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.

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