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Mechanical Properties of Muscles Reduce Performance Variability

Movement System Variability

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook Chapter

...This chapter demonstrates the power and elegance of mathematics in analyzing a computer simulation of the relationships between flexors and extensors in a joint complex. This simulation showed how covarying these relationships can reduce...

Essential Mechanics and Mathematics

Arthur E. Chapman

Arthur E. Chapman, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, where he has taught and researched since 1970. Chapman has published more than 35 articles and presented more than 45 papers for refereed conferences, seminars, and workshops throughout the world. His past research interests included validation and modification of mechanical models of human muscle by means of direct observation in vivo, and the mechanical properties of squash balls, racquets, and shoes and their implications for manufacturing and strategy in the game. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Human Movements

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...The purpose of this chapter is to provide sufficient mechanics and mathematics to facilitate understanding of the remainder of this book. For many people, mathematics has been a frightening area of their school curriculum. Additionally...

Introduction: Biomechanics Analysis Techniques: A Primer

Gary Kamen

Gary Kamen, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has 30 years of experience in the field of kinesiology, including research in basic electromyography, neuromuscular physiology, motor control, exercise neuroscience, motor unit physiology, and numerous electromyographic applications. Through research studies, he has demonstrated the importance of motor unit firing rate for maximal force production in older adults, thus proving the importance of neural activation for muscular strength. Kamen has published over 75 articles in the field of electromyography, motor unit recording techniques, motor control, and other concepts related to this book. He also published one of the first texts in exercise science. He is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education, as well as a member of several organizations, including the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, and the International Society of Biomechanics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Research Methods in Biomechanics

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook Chapter

...Every scientific discipline uses a unique set of tools that new scientists must master before they can contribute knowledge to that discipline. A molecular biologist could not begin to conduct research without knowing how to use...