Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Biomechanics (3 cr)
P391 | 6454 | Dapena
Some weeks there are three 50 minute lectures; other weeks there are two 50
minute lectures and one 2-hour Lab
Jesus Dapena, Department of Kinesiology, HPER 071, 855-8407, e-mail address:
The Biomechanics of Sports Techniques, 4th Ed., by James G. Hay, Prentice
Hall, 1993 (required)
P391 Lab Notes Booklet (required); Available at Collegiate Copies (1430 E.
Third Street) (required)
Three tests, comprehensive final exam
The course grade will be based on homework assignments (15%); three tests
(20% each); and the final exam (25%).
This is an introduction to the mechanics of human motion. The instructor
that the students have not had any prior courses in Physics, and the level
mathematics assumed will be high-school algebra. Although the course deals
with biology and mechanics, there is a greater emphasis on the mechanics.
course covers linear kinematics, angular kinematics, linear kinetics,
and mechanics of fluids in the context of human motion, and also the
of muscles. There will be a mechanical analysis of selected sports