Biological Structural Bases

The study of biomechanics requires an understanding of the structure of muscu-loskeletal systems and their mechanical properties. The three-dimensional computer model depicted here provides a good representation of the main structures of the ankle, but the response of these tissues to forces and the subsequent movement allowed requires an understanding of mechanics. The chapters in part II review key concepts of anatomy used in biome-chanics and summarize key mechanical properties of the skeletal and neuromuscu-lar systems. Part II lab activities show how biomechanics identifies the fascinating actions of muscles and joints in human movement.

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Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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