Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Mechanical Analysis of Human Performance (3 cr)
K530 | 6509 | Dapena
None; PHYS P201 recommended
Three 50 minute lectures each week
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).
Mid-term exam; comprehensive final exam
The course grade will be based on homework assignments (30%), mid-term exam
(30%) and final exam (40%).
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.