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Lecture Notes 1.1 - 14:125:208 Introduction to Biomechanics...

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Unformatted text preview: 14:125:208 Introduction to Biomechanics Tuesday and Friday, 10:20-11:40, BME126 Instructor: David Shreiber Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering 312 BME Building 732-445-4500 x6312 [email protected] Office Hours: TBA Text: Fundamentals of Biomechanics , Ozkaya and Nordin, ISBM 0-387-98283-3 Course Objectives: • To understand the application of statics and strength of materials to biology, especially in orthopaedic biomechanics. • To appreciate the special complexities that biomechanics introduces vs. traditional mechanics. • To communicate this knowledge effectively in writing and in oral presentations. Course Policies: The course is electronic and administered through Sakai. If you are unfamiliar with Sakai, or are having problems accessing the course, please contact Dr. Shreiber immediately. Course notes will be available on Sakai before class. It is recommended that you print them out and bring them to class, where Dr. Shreiber will review them and add supplemental information. Course Grading: Exams (3): 72% total Homework & Quizzes: 4% Final Project Paper: 12% Final project Presentation: 12% Homework assignments and solutions will be posted on Sakai. I prefer that you hand it in electronically. If that is not feasible, or unduly tedious in terms of typing in equations or scanning pages, then a hardcopy is ok. If you hand in a hardcopy, I recommend making a photocopy for yourself, as I frequently lose/spill coffee on whatever paper I have in my possession. DO NOT HAND IN PART OF AN ASSIGNMENT ELECTRONICALLY AND PART AS A HARDCOPY. I will grade 1 problem per problem set, of my choosing. If you hand the homework in on time and with a reasonable effort you get 50%. The other 50% is based on the graded problem. You may work in teams of up to 4 on the homework, but everyone is to hand in their own work – NO PHOTOCOPIES (or e-copies). Please include the names of those you worked with on the homework. EG: Ryan Howard, worked with Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins. Homework Homework is due when Sakai says it is due (nominally 10am), or if you are handing it in during class, then when class begins on that day. That is, when I begin class, not when you show up. If it is late – even 1 sec – you do not get credit. I will try my best to post solutions in a timely manner. Warning: The assignments will be long, hard, and often (seemingly) tedious. You will be tempted to copy your friend’s assignments, or split the assignment and share the answers. While I do not condone this, it is difficult to prevent. However, the homework assignments will prepare you for the exams. My philosophy is to give more and more difficult, intricate, and involved homework problems than (in my opinion) exam problems, so that the exams should be 'easy' if you can do the homework. Therefore, it is highly, highly recommended that you make 100% sure you fully understand how to do the homework. I allow groups to work on homework so that you can collectively reach an answer and teach each other.can collectively reach an answer and teach each other....
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