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Applied Biomechanics: Concepts and Connections + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 2nd Edition

  • John McLester
  • Peter St. Pierre
  • ISBN-10: 1284170047
  • ISBN-13: 9781284170047
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Written for undergraduate biomechanics courses, Applied Biomechanics: Concepts and Connections, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource that focuses on making connections between biomechanics and other subdisciplines of exercise science. With that in mind, each chapter contains a Concepts section and a Connections section. The Concepts are the core nuts and bolts of understanding the mechanics of movement. The Connections are designed to show how the Concepts are used in the many diverse areas within the movement sciences. The Second Edition was written to meet the needs of students who aspire to any field of human movement or performance, making the concepts of biomechanics relevant no matter their ultimate choice of profession. With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value.


  • A new end-of-text Student Workbook provides additional problems that are ideal for homework assignments, study aids, and in-class exercises. PDF pages also available on Navigate 2

  • Sample Problems provide students with walk-throughs of complex and especially important concepts

  • Review Questions and Practice Problems at the end of eachChapter reinforce student comprehension of the material

  • Focus on Research boxes introduce students to research in the field of biomechanics

  • Dynamic full-color illustrations and photos bring core concepts to life

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Biomechanics and Related Movement Disciplines
Chapter 2: Describing the System and Its Motion
Chapter 3: Paradigms for Studying Motion of the System
Chapter 4: Interaction of Forces and the System
Chapter 5: Linear Motion of the System
Chapter 6: Angular Motion of the System
Chapter 7: System Balance and Stability
Chapter 8: The System as a Machine
Chapter 9: System Motion in a Fluid Medium
Chapter 10: The System as a Projectile
Chapter 11: Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 12: Connection by Application