Fundamentals of Biomechanics

  • Duane┬áKnudson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Biological/Structural Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
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      Pages 41-67
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      Pages 69-102
  4. Mechanical Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
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      Pages 105-129
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      Pages 131-165
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      Pages 167-189
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      Pages 191-209
  5. Applications of Biomechanics in Qualitative Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
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      Pages 213-223
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      Pages 225-233
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-337

About this book


Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Duane┬áKnudson
    • 1
  1. 1.California State University at ChicoChicoUSA

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