Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology: Quantitative Modeling

Arthur T. Johnson

March 9, 2007 by CRC Press
Textbook - 688 Pages - 251 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781574449068 - CAT# DK5813


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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.


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