Part I. Foundations of Movement in Sports
Chapter 1. Introduction to Applied Sport Mechanics
Chapter 2.Sport Mechanics Anatomy
Chapter 3. Sport Mechanics Fundamentals
Chapter 4. Linear Motion in Sport
Chapter 5. Linear Kinetics in Sport
Chapter 6. Angular Motion in Sport
Chapter 7. Angular Kinetics in Sport
Chapter 8. Stability and Instability
Chapter 9. Sport Kinetics
Chapter 10. Moving Through Fluids
Part II. Putting Your Knowledge of Sport Mechanics to Work
Chapter 11. Analyzing Sport Skills
Chapter 12. Identifying and Correcting Errors in Sport Skills
Chapter 13. Selected Sport Skills
Appendix. Units of Measurement and Conversions
This is the loose-leaf version of Applied Sport Mechanics, Fourth Edition, which offers students a printed version of the text at a lower price.
Applied Sport Mechanics, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, helps undergraduate students understand how the fundamental laws of human movement affect athletes’ performances. Foundational principles of kinetics, kinematics, and sports technique are clearly presented and then explored through a variety of applied scenarios.
This latest edition builds on the success of the previous editions (formerly titled Sport Mechanics for Coaches), and offers much new material:
• A web resource with new chapter review questions and practical activities that help students learn and apply complex theories to real-life situations
• An array of updated pedagogical aids, including a glossary and chapter objectives to reinforce learning
• A full-color design for more engaging visual aids
• Reorganized content into two parts and 13 chapters to more readily fit the topics into a typical semester course structure
• Expanded sidebars that apply concepts directly to sport
To make the text applicable for teaching, it also includes a full ancillary package including an instructor guide with a sample syllabus, suggested learning activities, and lecture aids; a test package approximately 20 questions per chapter; and a presentation package plus image bank with ready-made presentations that instructors can use as is or modify to suit their needs.
Brendan Burkett, PhD, is a professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in engineering and attained his doctorate in biomechanics. Burkett’s teaching specializations are biomechanics, sport coaching, and performance enhancement. His research revolves around technology developments in human health and performance, and he has written more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and 180 conference publications for journals in sport science, biomechanics, and coaching.
As an international elite athlete, Burkett represented Australia for 13 years as a swimmer and was the Paralympic champion, world champion, world-record holder, and multiple medalist in the Commonwealth Games and Australian national championships. He served as the Australian team captain for the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and as the flag bearer for the opening ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Following his sporting career Burkett has been the sport scientist for the Australian Paralympic team for the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2010, and 2014 World Championships and the 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Paralympic Games. He has attended the past eight consecutive Paralympic Games, from 1988 to 2016.
Burkett has received several awards, including the Australia Day Sporting Award and the Order of Australia Medal (OAM), as well as induction into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame, Swimming Queensland Hall of Fame, and the Queensland Sports Hall of Fame.