Biomechanics of Human Movement (EXSS1018)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit aims to develop an appreciation of how mechanical principles can be applied to understand the underlying causes of human movement. Topics include: kinematics, vectors, Newton`s laws of motion, work, energy, power, and momentum; for both translational and rotational motion; and the influence of fluids on motion. Emphasis is placed on developing mathematical skills and analytical problem solving techniques. The laboratory classes complement the lectures; providing opportunities to validate mechanical principles in a quantitative manner.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

2-hr lecture /week, 4x2-hr practical/semester, 4x1-hr tutorials/semester, online weekly quizzes for feedback

Assessment

2 hr mid-semester exam (40%), and 2 hr end-semester exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSC mathematics

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