Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology

Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology: Quantitative Modeling

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  • Covers how to quantitatively predict exercise thermal response, using metric units
  • Addresses respiratory models, cardiovascular models, and thermal models
  • Demonstrates exactly how equations and methods are applied with worked quantitative examples
  • Provides mathematical equations you can use to predict physiological responses
  • Includes tables of physiological variable values for estimating normal responses and building models
  • Presents models that contain precise information
  • Discusses the mechanical approaches to the understanding of exercise, both from a static and from an dynamic viewpoint
  • Summary

    Whether you are a bioengineer designing prosthetics, an aerospace scientist involved in life support, a kinesiologist training athletes, or an occupational physician prescribing an exercise regimen, you need the latest edition of Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology: Quantitative Modeling. Using numerous worked examples to demonstrate what and when to calculate, this book covers more than the fundamentals of exercise physiology and shows you how to calculate responses magnitudes. The second edition improves upon the first edition with inclusion of numerical examples, homework problems, margin notes, and updated material.

    The five sections cover the energetics of exercise, biomechanics, circulation, respiration, and thermoregulation. The author explains physiological models, demonstrating the conversion of physiology into quantitative form. Tables of values, diagrams, and figures make this book helpful for estimating magnitudes, determining trends, and illustrating concepts. The book emphasizes quantitative mathematical models if possible and conceptual models when mathematical models are not available.

    Covering a broad scope of material, the author emphasizes quantitative description as much as possible. The book demonstrates the vast amount of physiological material that can be quantitatively predicted and how to translate this information into applications.

    Table of Contents

    EXERCISE LIMITATIONS
    Introduction
    Exercise Intensity and Duration
    Muscle Metabolism
    Cardiovascular Exercise Limitation
    Respiratory Limitation
    Thermal Limitation
    Prolonged Exercise
    Variability of Responses
    Symbols
    Homework Problems
    References

    EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS
    Introduction
    Physics of Movement
    Energy Cost of Movement
    Walking and Running
    Carrying Loads
    Sustained Work
    Aging and Training
    Gender
    Genetics
    Symbols
    Homework Problems
    References

    CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES
    Introduction
    Cardiovascular Mechanics
    Cardiovascular Control
    Cardiovascular Mechanical Models
    Cardiovascular Control Models
    Appendix 3.1 Numerically Solving Differential Equations
    Appendix 3.2 Pontryagin Maximum Principle
    Appendix 3.3 Laplace Transform
    Symbols
    Homework Problems
    References

    RESPIRATORY RESPONSES
    Introduction
    Respiratory Mechanics
    Control of Respiration
    Respiratory Mechanical Models
    Respiratory Control Models
    Appendix 4.1 Lagrange Multipliers
    Appendix 4.2 Method of Calculus of Variations
    Symbols
    Homework Problems
    References

    THERMAL RESPONSES
    Introduction
    Thermal Mechanics
    Thermoregulation
    Thermoregulatory Models
    Body Temperature Response
    Symbols
    Homework Problems
    References
    Index

     
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