Details about Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise 4th edition
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise 4th edition PDF free download – This textbook was written to introduce undergraduate students to the field of sport and exercise biomechanics. The text is primarily intended for undergraduate students majoring in kinesiology, exercise science, or physical education, but it is suitable for students in other human movement fields as well. Most of the examples and applications appearing in the book are from sport or exercise, but examples from clinical and everyday human movement activities have also been included. No matter what human movement field readers are interested in, knowledge of mechanics will be valuable to them in their work. Many human movement professionals’ only formal instruction in the mechanics of human movement occurs during a single undergraduate course in kinesiology or biomechanics. This book was developed with this constraint in mind. The goal of the book and its ancillary materials is to present an introduction to the biomechanics of human movement in a clear, concise, user-friendly manner. This third edition is an improvement over the previous edition in a number of ways. Photos and select figures have been updated. New material has been added, including new sport examples, new sample problems, and discussion of new technologies used by researchers in quantitative biomechanical analysis. Review questions and problems have been added to many chapters, and many problems have been enhanced with new diagrams to help students visualize the mechanics of real-world scenarios. Also new to this edition is the inclusion of video motion analysis software along with the book. With the purchase of a new textbook, students receive a license and instructions to download an educational version of the motion analysis software MaxTRAQ, along with number of video clips. Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 6 include exercises that require use of the MaxTRAQ software to measure kinematic variables in the various video clips that accompany the software. The software can also be used to analyze human movement in video clips recorded and supplied by the user, and chapter 16 includes an exercise in which students can record and analyze their own video clip.