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CH 1 What is bomechanics

What is biomechanics? The study of internal and external forces acting on the body segments, and the effects produced by these forces
Internal force muscle contractions and ligaments pulling
External force Weight, gravity, air resistance
Do you run faster on a treadmill or track? Treadmill because there is no air resistance
Statics mechanics Constant state of motion
Dynamics mechanics Acceleration present
0 net force is what? Static
Kinematics Actual movements. Study of variables that describe or quantify motion
Kinetics Causing motion. Study of variables that cause or influence motion
sequential motion the acceleration of body segment occurs sequentially, from proximal to distal fashion
Occupational biomechanics goal to designed machines that the workplace to REDUCE repetitive stress on workers
Clinical biomechanics analysis of the mechanics of injured patients and provide feedback to restore normal function
Sports biomechanics a quantitative based study and analysis of professional athletes and sports activities in general
Created by: rmart11



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