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Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach, 2nd Edition

  • Sean P. Flanagan
  • ISBN-10: 1284102335
  • ISBN-13: 9781284102338
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

The second edition of Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach focuses on the comprehension, retention, and application of the core concepts of biomechanics using problem-based learning strategies. The book features a broad range of case studies and examples to illustrate key content throughout the text. Relevant and realistic problems provide students with the opportunity to associate what they’re learning in class to real-life applications in the field. Biomechanics: A Case-Based Approach, Second Edition offers a unique approach to understanding biomechanical concepts through the use of mathematical problems. The conversational writing style engages students’ attention while not sacrificing the rigor of the content. Case studies and real-world examples illustrate key content areas while competency checks, located at the conclusion of each major section, correspond to the first three areas of Bloom's Taxonomy: remember, understand, and apply. Each new print copy includes the Navigate Companion Website which includes a variety of study aids and learning tools .


  • Section Questions open each major section and present salient questions addressing the focus of the section.

  • Competency Checks ask students conceptual and quantitative questions to assist in gauging their understanding of the material.

  • Essential Math boxes provide a review of mathematical concepts.

  • Applied Research boxes provide examples that are helpful in illustrating biomechanical concepts and present evidence of the practical value of biomechanics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part I: The Whole Body Level
Chapter 2: Describing Motion: Linear Kinematics in One Dimension and One Direction
Chapter 3: Describing Motion: Linear Kinematics in One Dimension and Two Directions
Chapter 4: Describing Motion: Linear Kinematics in Two Dimensions
Chapter 5: Describing Motion: Angular Kinematics
Chapter 6: Describing Motion: Inertia and Momentum
Chapter 7: Explaining Motion I: Linear Kinetics
Chapter 8: Explaining Motion II: Angular Kinetics
Chapter 9: Work–Energy
Chapter 10: Collisions, Impacts, and the Conservation Laws

Part II: Tissue Level
Chapter 11: Mechanics of the Human Frame
Chapter 12: Muscle-Tendon Mechanics

Part III: Joint Level
Chapter 13: Single Joint Concepts
Chapter 14: Lower Extremity Biomechanics
Chapter 15: Biomechanics of the Axial Skeleton
Chapter 16: Upper Extremity Biomechanics

Part IV: Limb Level
Chapter 17: Multijoint Concepts

Part V: Integrating the Levels
Chapter 18: Putting It All Together

New to this edition

  • Process Boxes illustrate the link between inputs and outputs, providing a visual depiction of the underlying mechanics.
  • Nine detailed case studies have been added throughout the text, with a summary of all nine cases presented in the final lesson.
  • The use of vector diagrams has been greatly expanded in the Second Edition to help students better visualize key material.