Biomechanics of the Human Body

  • Emico Okuno
  • Luciano Fratin

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 1-22
  3. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 23-37
  4. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 39-57
  5. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 59-75
  6. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 77-97
  7. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 99-114
  8. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 115-133
  9. Emico Okuno, Luciano Fratin
    Pages 135-152
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 153-164

About this book

Introduction

Biomechanics of the Human Body teaches basic physics concepts using examples and problems based on the human body. The reader will learn how the laws of mechanics may help to understand the conditions of the static and dynamic equilibrium of one of the marvels of nature: the human body.

The mathematical language used in physics has always been pointed out as responsible for students’ difficulties. So each concept given is followed by explanatory examples, with subsequent application and fixation exercises. It is a richly illustrated book that facilitates the comprehension of presented concepts.

Biomechanics of the Human Body will be useful to students of physical and occupational therapy, physical education, the life sciences, and health care professionals who deal with biomechanics. This book is also recommended for sport practitioners as well as the general reader interested in the mechanics of the human body.

Keywords

Biophysics Textbook Center of Gravity of the Human Body Forces on the Spinal Column Levers in the Human Body Mechanical Properties of Bones Moment of Inertia of the Human Body Physics for Orthopedics Physics for Physiotherapists Physics for Students in Sports Medicine

Authors and affiliations

  • Emico Okuno
    • 1
  • Luciano Fratin
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de EngenhariaFundação Armando Álvares PenteadoSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8576-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8575-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8576-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
  • About this book