Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles

Author: Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492582107
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Richly illustrated and presented in clear, concise language, Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles is an essential resource for those seeking advanced knowledge of muscle biomechanics. Written by leading experts Vladimir Zatsiorsky and Boris Prilutsky, the text is one of the few to look at muscle biomechanics in its entirety—from muscle fibers to muscle coordination—making it a unique contribution to the field. Using a blend of experimental evidence and mechanical models, Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles provides an explanation of whole muscle biomechanics at work in the body in motion. The book first addresses the mechanical behavior of single muscles—from the sarcomere level up to the entire muscle. The architecture of human muscle, the mechanical properties of tendons and passive muscles, the biomechanics of active muscles, and the force transmission and shock absorption aspects of muscle are explored in detail. Next, the various issues of muscle functioning during human motion are addressed. The transformation from muscle force to joint movements, two-joint muscle function, eccentric muscle action, and muscle coordination are analyzed. This advanced text assumes some knowledge of algebra and calculus; however, the emphasis is on understanding physical concepts. Higher-level computational descriptions are placed in special sections in the later chapters of the book, allowing those with a strong mathematical background to explore this material in more detail. Readers who choose to skip over these sections will find that the book still provides a strong conceptual understanding of advanced topics. Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles also contains numerous special features that facilitate readers’ comprehension of the topics presented. More than 300 illustrations and accompanying explanations provide an extensive visual representation of muscle biomechanics. Refresher sidebars offer brief reminders of mathematical and biomechanical concepts, and From the Literature sidebars present practical examples that illustrate the concepts under discussion. Chapter summaries and review questions provide an opportunity for reflection and self-testing, and reference lists at the end of each chapter provide a starting point for further study. Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles offers a thorough explanation of whole muscle biomechanics, bridging the gap between foundational biomechanics texts and scientific literature. With the information found in this text, readers can prepare themselves to better understand the latest in cutting-edge research. Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles is the third volume in the Biomechanics of Human Motion series. Advanced readers in human movement science gain a comprehensive understanding of the biomechanics of human motion as presented by one of the world’s foremost researchers on the subject, Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky. The series begins with Kinematics of Human Motion, which details human body positioning and movement in three dimensions; continues with Kinetics of Human Motion, which examines the forces that create body motion and their effects; and concludes with Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles, which explains the action of the biological motors that exert force and produce mechanical work during human movement.

Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

Author: William Charles Whiting
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736054423
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The fully updated second edition presents clear and accessible explanations of the biomechanical principles of injury and how injuries affects the normal function of muscles, connective tissues, and joints.

Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

Author: Margareta Nordin
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780683302479
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This title presents an overview of biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Skeletal Muscle Mechanics

Author: W. Herzog
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471492382
Format: PDF
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Skeletal Muscle Mechanics: From Mechanisms to Function summarisesthe variety of approaches used by today's scientist to understandmuscle function and the mechanisms of contraction. This bookcontains research by leading scientists from numerous fields usingmany different scientific techniques. Topics covered include: * Cellular and molecular mechanisms of skeletal musclecontraction * Historical perspective of muscle research * The newest developments in techniques for the determination ofthe mechanical properties of single cross-bridges * Theoretical modelling of muscle contraction and forceproduction * Multifaceted approaches to determine the in vivo function ofskeletal muscle This state-of-the-art account is written by internationallyrecognised authors and will be a valuable resource to researchersof biomechanics in sports science and exercise physiology. "I expect this book to be excellent and timely." Professor R.McNeill Alexander FRS, School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK

Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Author: Dawn L. Leger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475730675
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Extensively revised from a successful first edition, this book features a wealth of clear illustrations, numerous worked examples, and many problem sets. It provides the quantitative perspective missing from more descriptive texts, without requiring an advanced background in mathematics, and as such will be welcomed for use in courses such as biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation and industrial engineering, and occupational or sports medicine.

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

Author: Peter Merton McGinnis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736051019
Format: PDF, ePub
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Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Second Edition, introduces exercise and sport biomechanics in concise terms rather than focusing on complex math and physics. This book helps students learn to appreciate external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement in physical activities.

Dynamic Modeling of Musculoskeletal Motion

Author: Gary T. Yamaguchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387287041
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Dynamic Modeling of Musculoskeletal Motion introduces biomechanists to modern methods of modeling and analyzing dynamic biomechanical systems in three dimensions. Using vector kinematics, the reader is taught a systematic method which significantly reduces the complexity of working with multiple, moving limb segments in three dimensions. Operations which usually require the application of differential calculus are replaced by simple algebraic formulae. To derive dynamical equations of motion, a practical introduction to Kane's Method is given. Kane's Method builds upon the foundation of vector kinematics and represents one of the most exciting theoretical developments of the modern era. Together, these techniques enable biomechanists to decipher and model living systems with great realism, efficiency and accuracy. Interwoven with the theoretical presentation are chapters and examples which highlight the subtle differences between inanimate linkages and the biomechanical systems we seek to understand.

Biomechanics of the Musculo Skeletal System

Author: Benno M. Nigg
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471978183
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System Second Edition Edited by Benno M. Nigg and Walter Herzog Human Performance Laboratory, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada This thoroughly updated and revised edition of Benno Nigg's and Walter Herzog's widely read 1994 book presents a unique and comprehensive account of the mechanics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Geared towards students and researchers of biomechanics, the book covers key areas including the properties of biomaterials, common measuring techniques and modelling. Whilst retaining the overall structure of the original edition, this second edition incorporates: * Extensive use of questions and answers for students at the end of sections. * A new chapter covering the effects of age, exercise and immobility. * Greatly expanded treatment of bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. * Increased treatment of energy considerations and simulation. * More thorough discussions of muscle and joints. Once again, this well organized and authoritative book provides a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the musculo-skeletal system. It is an indispensable tool for undergraduate students in mechanics or physics, medical students and graduate students in engineering, exercise and sport science, kinesiology, and indeed for all those with an interest in the biomechanical aspects of the human or animal body. From the reviews of the first edition 'The book is an absolute must for any biomechanics course and any department with an interest in biomechanics of the musculo-skeletal complex.' Journal of Engineering in Medicine 'This book is a welcome addition to the field and I recommend it to all serious students of biomechanics' American Society of Biomechanics

Biomechanics For Dummies

Author: Steve McCaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118674766
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Biomechanics for Dummies examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds. It clarifies a vital topic for students of biomechanics who work in a variety of fields, including biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science. Following the path of a traditional introductory course, Biomechanics for Dummies covers the terminology and fundamentals of biomechanics, bone, joint, and muscle composition and function, motion analysis and control, kinematics and kinetics, fluid mechanics, stress and strain, applications of biomechanics, and black and white medical illustrations. Offers insights and expertise in biomechanics to provide an easy-to-follow, jargon-free guide to the subject Provides students who major in kinesiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical education, nutritional science, and many other subjects with a basic knowledge of biomechanics Students and self-motivated learners interested in biological, applied, exercise, sports, and health sciences should not be without this accessible guide to the fundamentals.