Mechanics, Heat, and the Human Body

Mechanics, Heat, and the Human Body

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  • ISBN-13: 9780139228162
  • ISBN: 0139228160
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR


Goldick, Howard D.


The first basic physics book written specifically for students pursuing careers in physical and occupational therapy, Mechanics, Heat and the Human Bodyemphasizes physics principles as they relate to the human body. Using a wealth of problems taken from human and animal anatomy and physiology, this accessible book provides readers with an understanding of the physics that influence human movement. FEATURES Presents a wide range of examples and problems that demonstrate basic physics concepts as they relate to human movement, increasing readers' understanding of both physics and why and how physical therapy methods work. Emphasizes topics such as equilibrium problems involving joints (e.g., hip, knee, elbow, and lower back), heat generation within the body, and heat transfer both within the body and between the body and the environment. Each topic is developed quantitatively using high-school-level algebra (linear equations, simultaneous equations), trigonometric functions, and vectors, making topics more accessible to readers. SI and USA systems of units are used throughout, allowing readers to use the system with which they are most familiar.Goldick, Howard D. is the author of 'Mechanics, Heat, and the Human Body', published 2000 under ISBN 9780139228162 and ISBN 0139228160.

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