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Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports : Bioengineering, Mechanics, and Materials: Principles and Applications in Sports - George K. Hung

Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports

Bioengineering, Mechanics, and Materials: Principles and Applications in Sports

By: George K. Hung (Editor), Jani Macari Pallis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780306484773
Number Of Pages: 513

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Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports contains in-depth discussions on the fundamental biomechanical and physiological principles underlying the acts of throwing, shooting, hitting, kicking, and tackling in sports, as well as vision training, sports injury, and rehabilitation. The topics include:

-Golf ball aerodynamics and golf club design,

-Golf swing and putting biomechanics,

-Tennis ball aerodynamics and ball- and shoe-surface interactions,

-Tennis stroke mechanics and optimizing ball-racket interactions,

-Baseball pitching biomechanics and perceptual illusions of batters,

-Football forward pass aerodynamics and tackling biomechanics,

-Soccer biomechanics,

-Basketball aerodynamics and biomechanics,

-Vision training in sports,

-Children maturation and performance,

-Rehabilitation and medical advances in treatment of sports injuries. This book is essential reading for biomedical engineers, physicists, sport scientists, and physiologists who wish to update their knowledge of biomechanical and biomedical principles and their applications to sports. The book can be used in a one-semester Senior or Graduate-level course in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Sports Technology, Sports Medicine, or Exercise Physiology. In addition, it will be of value to interested athletic laypersons who enjoy watching or participating in sports such as golf, tennis, softball, football, soccer, and basketball.

Golfp. 1
Aerodynamics of the golf ballp. 3
Engineering methodology in golf studiesp. 29
Physics and mechanics of the golf swingp. 47
Eye and head movements during the golf putting strokep. 75
Tennisp. 97
Tennis ball aerodynamics and dynamicsp. 99
Shoe-surface interaction in tennisp. 125
Biomechanics of tennis strokesp. 153
Optimizing ball and racket interactionp. 183
Baseballp. 207
Biomechanics of pitchingp. 209
The rising fastball and other perceptual illusions of battersp. 257
Football and soccerp. 289
Aerodynamics of the forward passp. 291
Biomechanics of tacklingp. 321
Biomechanics and aerodynamics in soccerp. 333
Basketballp. 365
Aerodynamics and biomechanics of the free throwp. 367
Make every free throwp. 391
Performance and rehabilitationp. 405
Vision training and sportsp. 407
Application of biomedical principles to the maturation of skills in childrenp. 435
Medical advances in the treatment of sports injuriesp. 451
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ISBN: 9780306484773
ISBN-10: 0306484773
Series: Bioengineering, Mechanics, and Materials: Principles and Applications in Sports
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 513
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.2