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Fundamentals of Biomechanics: Equilibrium, Motion, and Deformation

Fundamentals of Biomechanics: Equilibrium, Motion, and Deformation 



  • Nihat Özkaya 
  • Margareta Nordin
  • V.H. Frankel (Foreword)
  • R. Skalak (Foreword)
  • Dawn L. Leger (Editor)


  • Hardcover: 393 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2 edition (June 10, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387982833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387982830
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.77 pounds 

Book Description

Biomechanics applies the principles and rigor of engineering to the mechanical properties of living systems. This book integrates the classic fields of mechanics--statics, dynamics, and strength of materials--using examples from biology and medicine. Fundamentals of Biomechanics is excellent for teaching either undergraduates in biomedical engineering programs or health care professionals studying biomechanics at the graduate level. Extensively revised from a successful first edition, the book features a wealth of clear illustrations, numerous worked examples, and many problem sets. The book provides the quantitative perspective missing from more descriptive texts, without requiring an advanced background in mathematics. It will be welcomed for use in courses such as biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation and industrial engineering, and occupational or sports medicine. 

Book Info

New York Univ., NY. Textbook for undergraduates in biomedical engineering or healthcare professionals studying biomechanics at the graduate level in orthopedics, occupational medicine, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. Features clear illustrations, worked examples, and problem sets. Previous edition: c1991.   



sufficient book, March 9, 2006

This book is to the point, easy to understand and a good addition to a library for anyone interested in biomechanics. It is simple without becoming too simple and the examples are well thought out.


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