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Applied Sport Mechanics 4th Edition With Web Resource-Loose-Leaf Edition

Applied Sport Mechanics 4th Edition With Web Resource-Loose-Leaf Edition

$55.00 USD


Product Format

    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 Study Guide, 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.

    What’s New

    This latest edition builds on the success of the previous editions (formerly titled Sport Mechanics for Coaches), and offers much new material:

    • A web study guide 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.

    Content Organization

    Part I, which houses the first 10 chapters or 10 weeks, focuses on the fundamentals of sport mechanics. Major topics covered include the anatomy and fundamentals of sport mechanics, linear motion and linear kinetics in sport, angular motion and angular kinetics in sport, stability and instability, sport kinetics, and moving through fluids.

    Part II, which contains the final three chapters, helps students apply the information they learned in part I. Chapters 11 and 12 explain how to observe and analyze an athlete’s technique and how to correct errors. Students learn how to break a skill into phases and what to look for in each phase. They also learn the mechanical principles that will help them correct the errors. Chapter 13 explores mechanics in a range of sport skills and techniques, including sprinting, jumping, swimming, lifting, throwing, and kicking. Students learn that technique and mechanics are inseparable.

    The chapters also contain two helpful types of sidebars: At a Glance sidebars summarize difficult content with bulleted lists, and Application to Sport sidebars bring concepts to life, showing how they work in sport.

    Go-To Resource

    This fourth edition of Applied Sport Mechanics is a highly practical text, destined to be the go-to biomechanics and sport mechanics resource for instructors and professionals alike in kinesiology and sport related fields.


    An introductory textbook for undergraduate courses in biomechanics and sport mechanics in kinesiology curriculums. Also a reference for coaches and physical educators.

    Part I. Foundations of Movement in Sports

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Applied Sport Mechanics

    How Applied Sport Mechanics Is Organized

    What Is Sport Mechanics?

    Understanding and Quantifying Technique


    Key Terms


    Chapter 2. Sport Mechanics Anatomy

    Standard Anatomical Reference Terminology

    Connection Between Human Anatomy and Sport Mechanics


    Key Terms


    Chapter 3. Sport Mechanics Fundamentals

    How to Describe Human Motion

    Applying Sport Mechanics to Resistance Training

    Measurement and Evaluation in Sport Mechanics


    Key Terms


    Chapter 4. Linear Motion in Sport

    Linear Motion Measures (Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration)

    Linear Motion for Projectiles


    Key Terms


    Chapter 5. Linear Kinetics in Sport

    Fundamental Principles of Linear Kinetics

    Momentum and Impulse in Sport

    How to Measure Linear Kinetics: Running Gait


    Key Terms


    Chapter 6. Angular Motion in Sport

    Fundamental Principles of Angular Motion

    Applied Angular Motion: How an Athlete Initiates Rotation


    Key Terms


    Chapter 7. Angular Kinetics in Sport

    Gravity: Fundamental Principle of Angular Kinetics

    Angular Momentum


    Key Terms


    Chapter 8. Stability and Instability

    Fundamental Principles for Stability

    Mechanical Principles for Stability

    Factors That Increase Stability

    How to Measure Center of Gravity and Line of Gravity for an Athlete


    Key Terms


    Chapter 9. Sport Kinetics







    Key Terms


    Chapter 10. Moving Through Fluids

    Fundamental Principles of Moving Through Fluids

    Hydrostatic Pressure and Buoyancy

    Drag and Lift

    Factors That Influence Moving Through Air and Water


    Key Terms


    Part II. Putting Your Knowledge of Sport Mechanics to Work

    Chapter 11. Analyzing Sport Skills

    Step 1: Determine the Objectives of the Skill

    Step 2: Note Any Special Characteristics of the Skill

    Step 3: Study Top-Flight Performances of the Skill

    Step 4: Divide the Skill Into Phases

    Step 5: Divide Each Phase Into Key Objectives

    Step 6: Understand the Mechanical Reasons Each Key Element Is Performed as It Is


    Key Terms


    Chapter 12. Identifying and Correcting Errors in Sport Skills

    Step 1: Observe the Complete Skill

    Step 2: Analyze Each Phase and Its Key Elements

    Step 3: Use Your Knowledge of Sport Mechanics in Your Analysis

    Step 4: Select Errors to Be Corrected

    Step 5: Decide on Appropriate Methods for the Correction of Errors


    Key Terms


    Chapter 13. Selected Sport Skills



    Wheelchair Sports


    Striking and Batting

    Swinging and Rotating


    Combat Throwing

    Tackle in Football


    Kicking a Ball

    Paddling a Watercraft


    Appendix. Units of Measurement and Conversions

    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.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, suggested learning activities, and lecture aids.

    Test package. Includes approximately 20 questions per chapter.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes ready-made presentations highlighting material from the text that instructors can use for class discussion and demonstration. Plus, the image bank includes art and tables from the text, sorted by chapter, which can be used to develop a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Web resource. Includes new chapter review questions and practical activities that help students learn and apply complex theories to real-life situations.