Lecture 1-Jan 9/2013. Basics of Biomechanics
Why study it?
-PHED teachers, physical therapists, physicians, equipment designers.
Bio-life and living things
Mechanics-actions of forces
Biomechanics-principles of mechanics applied to living t
What law states for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction?
What movements are possible at the gleno-humeral joint?
What is the base unit for mass in the metric system?
Which country does not use the metric system?
Problems: Linear Kinematics
A ball rolls with an acceleration of -0.5 m.s.2. If it stops after 7 seconds,
what was its initial velocity? (Answer: Vi = 3.5 m.s)
A 400 m runner completes 1 lap (400 m) in 54 seconds.
a) What is his/her speed? (Answer: