Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Biomechanics (3 cr)
P391 | 6065-6071 | 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.
P391 Lab Notes Booklet (available at Collegiate Copies, 1430 E. Third
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
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,
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