Biomechanics of Human Motion: Basics and Beyond for the Health Professions

$63.95
Author(s):
Barney F. LeVeau, PhD, PT
ISBN 10:
1556429053
ISBN 13:
9781556429057
Pages:
208
Cover:
Hardback
Publication Date:
2010
Item Number:
49053
Product Dimensions:
7.00 x 10.00 inches

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Book Description

Biomechanics of Human Motion: Basics and Beyond for the Health Professions presents a straightforward approach to the basic principles, theories and applications of biomechanics and provides numerous techniques and examples for approaching biomechanical situations enhanced by healthcare professionals.

Building on his previous work, Dr. Barney LeVeau uses clearly defined, concise terms and real-life applications rather than advanced mathematics to make teaching and learning biomechanics easier. Based upon the concept of force, the text illustrates how force is applied to the human body and how the body applies force to various objects. The emphasis is upon the pertinent factors that guide the reader to an understanding of biomechanics at a beginning level.

Chapter Topics Include:
• Strength of material such as loading and stress-strain relationships
• Composition and Resolution of Forces such as graphic method and mathematical method
• Equilibrium such as static, first condition and second condition
• Dynamics such as kinematics and kinetics
• Application such as stability and balance, motion analysis, and gait

What’s Inside:
• Simple explanations of biological & mechanical concepts
• Contemporary articles at the end of each chapter providing readers with information beyond the basics
• Over 240 images illustrate biomechanical situations and computations
• User-friendly, uncomplicated mathematical formulas and examples

Biomechanics of Human Motion: Basics and Beyond for the Health Professions provides students and clinicians of all allied health professions with a basic background and solid foundation on which to build a solid understanding of force and biomechanics.
 


 

More Information

Dr. LeVeau earned his BS degree in Education with emphasis in mathematics, physics, and physical education at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO; his Certificate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; his MS in Physical Education from the University of Colorado; and his PhD in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA.  

He has taught mathematics and science at Horace Mann Jr. High School in Colorado Springs, CO, and served as faculty in physical education and physical therapy departments at West Chester State College in West Chester, PA; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX; Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA; and Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL.   

He has published several research articles, book chapters, and 2 textbook editions related to biomechanics content. His texts have been translated in Spanish, French, and Italian. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics covering biomechanics.

 

Contents

 

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
 
 
Chapter 1: Force
                      Definition, Description, and Scope
                      Force
                      Types of Force
                            Gravitational
                            Contact
                            Frictional
                            Muscular
                            Inertial
                            Elastic
                            Buoyant
                            Electromagnetic (Eddy Currents)
                      Related Terms
                            Torque
                            Strength
                            Load
                            Pressure
                                  Fluids in an Open Container
                                  Fluids in a Closed Container
                            Mass
                            Moment of Inertia
                            Work
                            Efficiency
                            Energy
                            Power
                      Newton’s Laws of Motion
 
Chapter 2: Strength of Materials
                      Loading
                            Three Principle Stresses and Strains
                            Axial Loads
                            Bending Loads
                            Torsion Loads
                      Rheological Properties
                            Elasticity
                            Viscosity
                            Plasticity
                      Stress-Strain Relationship
                      Effects of Loading Biological Tissue
 
Chapter 3: Composition and Resolution of Forces
                      Introduction
                      Composition
                            Graphic Method (Triangular)
                            Graphic Method (Parallelogram)
                            Mathematical Method