P391 | 6454 | Dapena

CLASS MEETING: Some weeks there are three 50 minute lectures; other weeks there are two 50 minute lectures and one 2-hour Lab INSTRUCTOR: Jesus Dapena, Department of Kinesiology, HPER 071, 855-8407, e-mail address: dapena@indiana.edu. TEXTBOOKS: 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) EXAMS: Three tests, comprehensive final exam COURSE GRADING: The course grade will be based on homework assignments (15%); three tests (20% each); and the final exam (25%). COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an introduction to the mechanics of human motion. The instructor assumes that the students have not had any prior courses in Physics, and 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. There will be a mechanical analysis of selected sports activities.