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Basic Biomechanics


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Table of ContentsWhat Is Biomechanics?

  1. Kinematic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion
  2. Kinetic Concepts for Analyzing Human Motion
  3. The Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth and Development
  4. The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Articulations
  5. The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle
  6. The Biomechanics of the Human Upper Extremity
  7. The Biomechanics of the Human Lower Extremity
  8. The Biomechanics of the Human Spine
  9. Linear Kinematics of Human Movement
  10. Angular Kinematics of Human Movement
  11. Linear Kinetics of Human Movement
  12. Equilibrium and Human Movement
  13. Angular Kinetics of Human Movement
  14. Human Movement in a Fluid Medium


  1. Basic Mathematics and Related Skills
  2. Trigonometric Functions
  3. Common Units of Measurement
  4. Anthropometric Parameters for the Human Body

About the Author

Susan J. Hall is a Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware, having served as Deputy Dean of the university's College of Health Sciences and chairperson of several academic departments. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Research Consortium, and she has served as President of the Biomechanics Academy of AAHPERD, President of the AAHPERD Research Consortium, Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine, and member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Biomechanics in Sport and the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine. Hall's research interests have focused on low back pain prevention and the biomechanical aspects of selected sports and exercises, and she published numerous research papers and book chapters related to these topics. She is also the author of several successful textbooks and served on several journal editorial boards. After graduating from Duke University, Hall began her career as a high-school biology teacher. She then went on to receive a master's degree from Texas Woman's University and a Ph.D. from Washington State University. She has been teaching at the college level for more than 30 years.

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