An Introduction to Biomechanics: Solids and Fluids, Analysis and Design

An Introduction to Biomechanics: Solids and Fluids, Analysis and Design 



  • Jay D. Humphrey 
  • Sherry DeLange 


  • Hardcover: 631 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (January 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387402497
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387402499
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 pounds


Book Description

Designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students, Introduction to Biomechanics takes the fresh approach of combining the viewpoints of both a well-respected teacher and a successful student. With an eye toward practicality without loss of depth of instruction, this book seeks to explain the fundamental concepts of biomechanics. With the accompanying web site providing models, sample problems, review questions and more, Introduction to Biomechanics provides students with the full range of instructional material for this complex and dynamic field.

Book Info

Texas A&M Univ., College Station. Introductory textbook presents the basic approach of mechanics and reinforces the practice of this approach via the formulation and solution of problems of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, pulmonary, and cell mechanics. Concepts are illustrated by more than 80 examples and 300 figures and features more than 300 exercise problems.  



 Definitely not an introduction!!!!!!!, February 13, 2004

The author is deeply oriented to biomechanics of fluids both in the first and second part of the book,despite the fact it is supposed to have different approaches. The first chapters are devoted to complex mathematical demonstrations of stress-strain models and materials engineering, topics that shouldn't be considered to be suitable for starting studying biomechanics.

Definitely not an introduction. Highly recommended for intermediate and advanced courses.


Rating: not rated | Added on: 23 Jan 2007

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