Sports Mechanics (EDUH1017)


This unit of study at Junior level is designed specifically for BEd(Secondary)(Human Movement and Health Education) students to provide basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in mechanics. A key focus will be to introduce the required language and methods using a context that is both interesting and useful. It is presented with a minimum level of mathematics and the mechanics concepts discussed are illustrated with examples from sporting activities. This unit of study is offered by staff in the School of Physics, Faculty of Science.

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Two 1-hour lectures, one 2-hour tutorial, one 2-hour practical.


Laboratory, report, assignments, progressive test, eLearning quizzes, and final 2-hour exam (100%).


EDUH1017 Sports Mechanics Course Notes
Recommended references: Hay, J. The Biomechanics of Sports Techniques. 4th edn. Prentice Hall. New Jersey. 1993.

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Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

No assumed knowledge of Physics


PHYS1001 or PHYS1901 or PHYS1002

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