The seventh edition of Basic Biomechanics has been significantly updated from the previous edition. The approach taken remains an integrated balance of qualitative and quantitative examples, applications, and problems designed to illustrate the principles discussed. This edition also retains the important sensitivity to the fact that some beginning students of biomechanics possess weak backgrounds in mathematics. For this reason, it includes numerous sample problems and applications, along with practical advice on approaching quantitative problems.
With balanced, integrated coverage of applied anatomy, mechanical principles, and relevant sport and daily living applications, this text introduces you to the basics of biomechanics. The quantitative aspects of biomechanics are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion, with practical advice on approaching both qualitative and quantitative problems in biomechanics.
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Susan J. Hall is a Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware, having served as Deputy Dean of the university’s College of Health Sciences and chairperson of several academic departments. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Research Consortium, and she has served as President of the Biomechanics Academy of AAHPERD, President of the AAHPERD Research Consortium, Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine, and member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Biomechanics in Sport and the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine. Hall’s research interests have focused on low back pain prevention and the biomechanical aspects of selected sports and exercises, and she published numerous research papers and book chapters related to these topics. She is also the author of several successful textbooks and served on several journal editorial boards. After graduating from Duke University, Hall began her career as a high-school biology teacher. She then went on to receive a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and a Ph.D. from Washington State University. She has been teaching at the college level for more than 30 years.
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