Kinetics of Human Motion

Written by a recognized authority on the subject, Kinetics of Human Motion is the sequel and companion to the 1998 text Kinematics of Human Motion . Biomechanics expert Vladimir Zatsiorsky has written this book to be an indispensable reference for human movement professionals. Although biomechanical analysis of human motion can be conducted on different structural levels, this book focuses on the examination of forces that create entire body motion, thereby developing the biomechanical knowledge of the reader. This text is advanced and assumes some knowledge of algebra and calculus, yet the emphasis is clearly on understanding physical concepts, not mathematical formulae. The book features helpful refreshers of basic mathematical concepts and kinesiology and other movement-related topics to facilitate reader comprehension of the topics presented. The illustrations and equations help to clarify and reemphasize the main concepts; it also contains review problems, applied research problems, end-of-chapter questions, and references throughout. For a more rounded understanding of the concepts, each chapter includes From the Literature elements, which support the theories discussed while offering other viewpoints. This is the second in a three-book series that will cover the entire range of biomechanics of human motion.