K530 | 6509 | Dapena

COURSE PREREQUISITES: None; PHYS P201 recommended CLASS MEETINGS: Three 50 minute lectures each week TEXTBOOKS: The Biomechanics of Sports Techniques, 4th Ed., by James G. Hay. Prentice- Hall, 1993 (required). College Physics (Schaum's Outline Series), 9th Ed., by Frederick J. Bueche & Eugene Hecht. McGraw-Hill, 1997. (required). EXAMS: Mid-term exam; comprehensive final exam COURSE GRADING: The course grade will be based on homework assignments (30%), mid-term exam (30%) and final exam (40%). COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an introduction to the mechanics of human motion for Master's level students. The instructor assumes that the students have not had any prior courses in Physics, although PHYS P201 is recommended. The level of mathematics assumed will be high-school algebra. Although the course deals both with biology and mechanics, there is a greater emphasis on the mechanics. The course covers linear kinematics, angular kinematics, linear kinetics, angular kinetics and mechanics of fluids in the context of human motion, and also the mechanics of muscles. This course is related to HPER P391, but makes more emphasis on numerical calculations, and the various topics are covered in more detail.