Presentation on theme: "ESS 303 – Biomechanics Why Study Biomechanics?. What’s the Motivation? Required for major? Earn credits towards graduation? Why are sport skills/techniques."— Presentation transcript:
What’s the Motivation? Required for major? Earn credits towards graduation? Why are sport skills/techniques the way they are? Etc.
What is Biomechanics? The study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics. Combines the disciplines of mechanics (physics), biological structure (anatomy), and biological function (physiology)
Part of Kinesiology & Sports Med. Kinesiology: The study of human movement Adapted PE, Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior, Athletic Training, Sport History, Pedagogy, Sport Philosophy, Sport Art, Sport Psychology, Etc. Sports Medicine: An umbrella term that encompasses both clinical and scientific aspects of exercise and sport Athletic Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Motor Control, Sport Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Athletic Training, Etc.
Improved Multidisciplinary Education PE Teaching Physical Therapy Physician Coach Personal Trainer Exercise Instructor Etc.
Terms Glossary of text Download handout from web Prefix and suffix for common terms
Tools 2D and 3D motion capture and analysis Infrared camera triangulation Magnetic fields Other (GPS, inertia, etc.) Force plates & pressure sensor grids EMG (Needle and surface) Muscle testing (Isokinetic, dynamometers, tensiometers, etc.) Other…
Units of Measurement Joe forgot his wedding anniversary His wife was really angry She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in less than 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!!” The next morning Joe got up early and left for work When his wife woke up she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway Confused, the wife put on her robe, ran out, and brought the box in the house She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale Joe has been missing since Friday
Units of Measurement English system Inches, feet, miles, yards Ounces, pounds, tons Metric system (S.I. units) Centimeters, meters, kilometers Liters Grams, kilograms Seconds, minutes, hours
Final Notes Calculator with trigonometry functions Sin & arc sin, cos & arc cos, tan & arc tan, etc. Keep-up with reading assignments Reading items not in the lectures will not be on quizzes but will be on exams (up to 5 questions for each exam) Missed classes Class notes, reading assignment, lecture notes from a classmate Option to record (even if you’re here) Critical dates: December 2 nd, 7 th, and 9 th Semi-critical dates: September 30 th, October 26 th, November 19 th, and December 16 th
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