ENGR 065. Introduction to Biomechanics
This course will provide an introduction to the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems. It is designed to enable you to analyze human movement by utilizing basic principles of engineering mechanics as tools for discovery and understanding. Principles of statics and dynamics, as applied to biomechanical systems, and concepts in mechanics of materials, as applied to biological tissues, will be reviewed and introduced. You will be provided an appreciation for the complex structures of biologic tissues that contribute to material properties and biomechanical function. Aspects of human anatomy and physiology will be introduced as appropriate for considering factors that enable human movement and for analyzing human movement. Topics will include equilibrium analysis in biomechanical systems; study of the neuromotor system; study of human posture maintenance, locomotion and vertical jumping; and study of the structure and function of biological tissues, and their mechanical properties.
Prerequisite: ENGR 006
Natural science and engineering.
Fall 2023. Towles.
Fall 2024. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Engineering
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