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Ethier, Christopher Ross, 1959-
Introductory biomechanics : from cells to organisms / C. Ross Ethier and Craig A. Simmons
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QH513 .E84 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Biomechanics
Biomechanics -- Problems, exercises, etc
Physical Description xiii, 511 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Cellular biomechanics -- Hemodynamics -- The circulatory system -- The interstitium -- Ocular biomechanics -- The respiratory system -- Muscles and movement -- Skeletal biomechanics -- Terrestrial locomotion
Summary "Introductory Biomechanics is a new, integrated text written specifically for engineering students. It provides a broad overview of this important branch of the rapidly growing field of bioengineering. A wide selection of topics is presented, ranging from the mechanics of single cells to the dynamics of human movement. No prior biological knowledge is assumed and in each chapter, the relevant anatomy and physiology are first described. The biological system is then analyzed from a mechanical viewpoint by reducing it to its essential elements, using the laws of mechanics and then tying mechanical insights back to biological function. This integrated approach provides students with a deeper understanding of both the mechanics and the biology than from qualitative study alone. The text is supported by a wealth of illustrations, tables and examples, a large selection of suitable problems and hundreds of current references, making it an essential textbook for any biomechanics course."--pub. desc
Series Cambridge texts in biomedical engineering
Alternate Author Simmons, Craig A. (Craig Alexander), 1969-

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