Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement, 3rd Edition


Each chapter contains a list of Chapter Objectives to enable the student to focus on key points in the material, and Chapter Outlines provide a guide to the content discussed. Boxes are included throughout to highlight important material, and relevant Questions are pulled out to help the student briefly review a concept. Chapter Summaries at the end of each chapter recap the major concepts presented. Each chapter contains Review Questions, both true/false and multiple choice, to challenge students and help them digest and integrate the material presented. A Glossary is presented at each chapter's end, defining terms found in each chapter and to be used as a source of reinforcement and reference. Finally, four appendices present information on units of measurement, trigonometric functions, and hands-on data.

Illustrations of the principles of human movement are easily seen in most sports examples, but in this edition of Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement, new and updated illustrations include applications from ergonomics, orthopedics, and exercise. These are supplemented with references from the current biomechanics literature. With these and the content and features mentioned above, the full continuum of human movement potential is considered.