UMass Amherst KIN 430 - 9.4 biomechanics class notes (6 pages)

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Kin 430 - Biomechanics

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9 4 biomechanics Mr Ryan Wedge Room 21 totman building rwedge kin umass edu Mr Russell Johnson 21 totman russellj kin umass edu Read lab handout lab quiz next week Learning management system Moodle http moodle umass edu Course name kin430 sec01 fa14 What is biomechanics The study of forces and motion in biological systems The application of mechanical principles in the study of living organisms The science concerned with internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by those forces Kinesiology study of human movement includes biomechanics exercise physiology athletic training What about sports medicine exercise science a broad term that encompasses all clinical and scientific aspects of sports and exercise team doctor biomechanics organismal biology anatomy physiology gross anatomy systems physiology this is why A p is a pre req Mechanics physics mechanics statics dynamics kinematics and kinetics statics objects at rest dynamics objects in motion kinematics linear angular kinetics what is the difference We will learn later in class history of biomechanics farthest back is to Greeks Aristotle wrote about observations of humans animals doing activities such as running jumping etc He identified that when someone is running they push against ground and it pushes back against them Others Galen personal physician of roman emperor team doctor for gladiators Scientific approach to anatomy Before then people hadn t seen inside of human body Considered sacrolidge to open human body Medicine at time wasn t very effective Galen introduced dissection Borelli Equilibrium Torque Limited access to measurements Very consistent with how we understand the body works today Newton Same forces come into play in terms of how we move our limitations etc Marey Muybridge Motion analysis Record movement of humans doing movement in order to analyze Marey scientific how body functions Muybridge artist photography created procedure for taking sequential images



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