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Research methods in biomechanics, 2d ed.


Research methods in biomechanics, 2d ed.

Robertson, D. Gordon E. and Graham E. Caldwell, Joseph Hamill, Gary Kamen, Saunders N. Whittlesey.

Human Kinetics Pub.


428 pages




Robertson (biomechanics, U. Ottawa, Canada), Caldwell (biomechanics, U. Massachusetts, Amherst), Hamill (biomechanics, U. Massachusetts, Amherst), Kamen (kinesiology, U. Massachusetts, Amherst), and Whittlesey (technology consultant) offer this biomechanics research technique guide. The text first covers basic kinematics in 2 and 3 dimensions, including coordinate systems and clear description with vectors. The next section moves onto kinetics with a review of introductory physics and its connection to body movements. The third part delves into methodology of electromyography, kinesiology, and computer simulation focused on modeling musculoskeletal movement. The final section covers further mathematical aspects of data interpretation, addressing signal processing, coordination and waveform analysis. Appendices supplement with relevant mathematical and computational background.

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