- Human mechanics
- Sports -- Physiological aspects
- Exercise -- Physiological aspects
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- A: Kinematics of Motion - Anatomical descriptors of motion; Mechanical descriptors of linear motion; Mechanical descriptors of angular motion; The relationship between linear and angular motion; Graphical presentation of kinematic data - numerical differentiation; Graphical presentation of kinematic data - numerical integration; Equations of uniform motion -- B: Kinetics of Linear Motion - Forces; Newton's laws of motion - linear motion; The impulse-momentum relationship; Conservation of linear momentum; Gravity, weight and vertical projection; Friction and traction -- C Kinetics of Angular Motion - Torques and the moment of force; Newton's laws of motion - angular motion; Moment of inertia and the conservation of angular momentum; Centre of gravity and centre of mass; Equilibrium, balance and stability; Levers; The estimation of muscle and joint forces (static applications); Centripetal acceleration and centripetal force; The estimation of muscle and joint forces (simple dynamic applications) -- D Special Topics - Work, power and energy; The conservation of energy; The mechanical characteristics of materials; Elasticity and impacts; Oblique impacts; Forces in a fluid -- E: Applications - Mechanical characteristics of walking; Mechanical characteristics of running; Mechanical characteristics of jumping activities; Mechanical characteristics of throwing activities; Propulsion through a fluid; Mechanisms of injury - Running injuries, Ligament injury in soccer, Low back pain in sport, Elbow Epicondylitis in Golf, Shoulder problems during Swimming -- F: Measurement techniques - Video analysis and the digitising process; Optoelectronic motion analysis; Data smoothing; Accelerometers and other motion measuring devices; Force platforms and their uses; Pressure measurement; EMG and muscle activity; Isokinetic dynamometry; Anthropometry -- Appendices: I Units of measurement; II Maths revision (algebraic manipulation); III Maths revision (trigonome.
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