UMass Amherst KIN 430 - KIN430 Syllabus (2 pages)

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Kin 430 - Biomechanics

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KIN 430 Biomechanics Spring Semester 2018 Lead Instructor Brian Umberger Ph D Office 107 Totman Building Phone 545 1436 Email umberger kin umass edu Office Hours Mon Wed 12 00 1 00 PM Also by appointment Teaching Assistants Ryan Wedge Office Rm 21 Totman Bldg rwedge kin umass edu Sangsoo Park Office Rm 21 Totman Bldg sangsoop kin umass edu Carl Jewell Office Rm 23A Totman Bldg cjewell kin umass edu Office Hours Check the course Moodle site see next page for TA office hours Also check Moodle for the names of the undergraduate TA s and their office hours Course Description Introduction to mechanics and its application to human motion Includes linear and angular kinematics and kinetics and elementary analysis of human motion Prerequisites MATH 127 128 Calculus I and II PHYSICS 131 Physics with lab KIN 270 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab In particular students are expected to have a working knowledge of Newton s laws of motion Goals This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of biomechanical concepts as they apply to human movement The emphasis will be on both describing and identifying the mechanical causes of basic human movements such as walking jumping throwing and activities of daily living Attention will also be focused on biomechanical differences between groups such as men vs women adults vs children and elite athletes vs physically challenged Objectives By the end of this course students should be able to 1 Describe linear and angular human movements using appropriate anatomical and kinematic terminology 2 Apply Newton s laws of motion to identify the causes of linear and angular human movements 3 Demonstrate their proficiency with objectives 1 and 2 both conceptually and computationally 4 Identify biomechanical factors that underlie differences in movement capabilities between individuals and groups 5 Understand the basic concepts and procedures involved in performing an inverse dynamics analysis of human movement Meeting Times Lecture



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