The major goal of the edition is to make the text more practical and relevant for today's students of biomechanics. The approach taken involves a balance of qualitative and quantitative examples and problems designed to illustrate the biomechanical principles discussed.
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abduction angle angular acceleration angular momentum angular motion angular velocity applied force athletes axis of rotation ball Biomech Biomechanics body segments body weight body's bone center of gravity coefficient coefficient of restitution compression curve direction disc displacement distance effect elbow energy equal equation exerted extensor factors femur fibers Figure flexors fluid force acting form drag fractures friction glenohumeral joint horizontal human body human movement humerus increases inertia injury intervertebral disc joint center jump kinematic kinetic knee length lever lift lift force ligaments linear load lumbar spine magnitude mass mechanical medial ment move occurs performance perpendicular plane player position posterior quantities rad/s radial radius radius of gyration range of motion reaction force relative projection height resistance result SAMPLE PROBLEM shoulder speed spinal stability static stretching surface swimmer swing takeoff tendon tension tion tissue torque total body trajectory transverse trunk units vector vertebrae vertical component