Upper division undergraduate majors in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Athletic Training.
Course modules with online components:
- Linear Kinematics and Projectile Motion (Completed)
- Angular Kinematics
- Linear Kinetics, Friction (Completed)
- Linear Kinetics, Impulse and Momentum (Completed)
- Linear Kinetics, Impact
- Work, Energy, Power
- Angular Kinetics, Torque (Completed)
- Angular Kinetics, Moment of Inertia and Angular Momentum
- Center of Mass (under development)
- Fluid Mechanics
- Biomechanics of Selected Sports Events
- Clinical Applications of Biomechanics, Gait
- Biomechanics in the Work Place
This is an introductory mechanical principles course pertinent to the understanding of human motion. There is a lot of mechanics (physics) involved, and also some math. Even though physics is recommended as a prerequisite 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 great emphasis on the mechanical basis of human sports and everyday motion.
- We have designed a system of web-based cooperative problem sets that groups of students must complete and discuss on-line within a flexible time frame. These online problem-solving assignments are based on small group collaborations outside of class time, but without the constraints of simultaneous group meetings. Each on-line cooperative problem set is presented to the student as a web page using WeBWorK with the following components:
- a brief theoretical foundation for the concept,
- a description of the problem(s) in text form with graphics and/or videos as required,
- a link to an on-line calculator,
- a link to a basic equation set,
- one or more work areas where the student supplies a short narrative explanation of each step of the solution and the derivation, and
- a submission button that links the answers to a common discussion forum using OnCourse.
- At this point, asynchronous discussions within the group are available, monitored and guided by an assistant instructor (each group's objective is to arrive at a problem set solution).
- The final step is for each student to resubmit the problem set with his own comments.
Instructor solutions are available to all students on-line after the deadline.
Course web page
(Selected web components are password protected. Contact the instructor below for permission.)
For Further Information, contact ...
- Betty Haven, Dept. of Kinesiology, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University