New content has been added to provide updated scientific information on relevant topics. All chapters have been revised to incorporate the latest information from the biomechanics research literature, and numerous new sport and clinical applications and examples are included. Topics added or expanded include barefoot running and running economy, stretching and performance, bone health and space flight, the golf swing, ACL injuries, muscle fatigue, and swimming technique.
Biomechanics is a field that analyzes the mechanical aspects of biological organisms. In this book focused on human biomechanics, anatomical and mechanical factors, as well as functional applications are covered. The integrated approach to coverage of these areas taken in previous editions is continued in this eighth edition.
All chapters in this new edition contain discussion of a broad range of updated human movement applications, many of which are taken from the recent biomechanics research literature. Special emphasis has been placed on examples that span all ages and address clinical and daily living issues, as well as sport applications.
The integrated laboratory manual appears at the end of each chapter with references to simulations on Connect. The soft-cover design with perforation allows laboratory manual pages to be completed and turned in to instructors.
Integrated Technology and MaxTRAQTM
Technology is integrated throughout the text, with a Connect box appearing on every chapter-opening page and directing students to resources online, while lists of related websites at the end of each chapter offer pertinent sources to students. Problems and laboratory experiences are incorporated throughout the text and updated to reference Connect.
The eighth edition of Basic Biomechanics can be bundled (for a small additional price) with MaxTRAQ™ software. MaxTRAQ is a downloadable motion analysis software that offers an easy-to-use tool to track data and analyze various motion elected by the authors. The MaxTRAQ software includes video clips of motions such as golf swing and gait, 2D manual tracking, coverage of distance and angles, and more!