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 |