In the branch of science called biomechanics, the principles
and methods of mechanics are applied to the structure and function
of biological systems. Because biology is concerned with all living
things, biomechanics is a very broad branch of science, and the
biomechanics of sport is only one of the applied areas in which
applications are made of the same common core of knowledge and fundamental
research found in physics, mathematics, anatomy, and physiology.
Other fields of applied biomechanics include industrial engineering
and ergonomics, physical rehabilitation, medicine and biomedical
physics, and aerospace science.