Kin 350 Spring 2008
Lecture Lecture Topics Chapter
1 Introduction to Biomechanics 1
Qualitative and Quantative Analysis 1
(anatomical and mechanical analysis) 1
Units of Measure
2 Kinematic Concepts for Analyzing Motion 2
Movement within planes of motion 2
Fundamental movements of the major body segments              2
Planes and axes of motion 2
3 Kinetic Concepts for Analyzing Motion 3
Mass versus weight 3
Vector and Scalar quantities 3
Vector addition and subtraction 3
Trigonomic resolution of vectors 3
4 Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle 6
Fiber types 6
Fiber arrangements 6
Line of pull (muscles as vectors) 6
Types of muscular contractions (conc, ecc, iso) 6
Agonists-Antagonists 6
Roles of muscles (co-contraction, bi-articular muscles) 6
5 Length-Tension relationship 6
Force-Velocity relationship 6
6 Rotary and stabilizing forces of muscles web page
The Neuromuscular System web page
Reflexes web page
Methods of increasing flexibility web page
Diseases of the Neuromuscular system web page
7 Instrumentation- Biofeedback
EMG
EEG
8 The Biomechanics of Human Bone Growth and Development 4
Bones/osteoporosis 4
Factors affecting joint stability 4
Factors contributing to range of motion 4
The Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Articulations 5
Classification of Joints 5
Joint Stability 5
Joint Flexibility 5
Techniques for increasing joint flexibility 5
Common Joint Injuries 5
9 Description of Human Motion: Linear Kinematics 10
Displacement/Velocity/Acceleration 10
projectile motion 10
Potential and kinetic energy 10
Work and energy 10
Elasticity and rebound (coeff. of rest.) 10
Angle of rebound 10
Equations of constant acceleration 10
10 Review for Test 1 ( ARTICLE SUMMARIES DUE)
11 Test 1
Kin 350 Biomechanics Chapter
12&13 Conditions of Linear Motion- Linear Kinetics 12
The nature of forces 12
Newton's laws of motion 12
Momentum 12
Impulse-momentum (& Newton's second law) 12
Forces that modify motion 12
Friction 12
Pressure 12
14&15 Fluid forces 15
Hydrodynamics 15
Flotation (COG and COB) 15
Drag forces 15
form 15
surface 15
wave 15
Applications to cycling/ swimming/ ski jumping 15
16 Nature of Forces
17 start center of gravity and stability
stability during gait
18 Test Review
19 Test
Kin 350 Topics for last third of semester
20 levers, torque at a joint
levers 13
torque 13
summation of forces
kinetic link principle
center of gravity and stability ( how to calculate using board) 13
center of gravity using a calculation example 13
Applications to walking/running/tumbling
21 Angular kinematics
angles ( radians, degrees) 11
angular velocity 11
tangential velocity 11
angular acceleration 11
Applications to throwing/striking
centripetal/centrifugal forces Ch 14
22 Angular kinetics 14
moment of inertia 14
angular velocity 14
Angular momentum ( conservation while airborne) 14
23 Newton's rotary Laws 14
Applications to Iceskating/ Gymnastics/Diving 14
Twisting- applications to Diving/Iceskating 14
24 Ground reaction forces and video analysis of Walking/running pg 398-402
shoes and foot mechanics
Posture / alignment Ch 9
curvatures of the spine 9
Dermatomes 9
Lifting/ Low back pain 9
Segmental alignment-leg length 9
25 spring break
26 Shoulder and wrist injuries web page
carpal tunnel syndrome
27
28 Analysis of projects- student presentations
29 Analysis of projects-student presentations
30 Analysis of projects-student presentations
31 Final Review
32 Final