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09-25-1997, 05:31 AM
-- [ From: Antony Hodgson * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --


Thanks to everyone for their suggestions about textbooks to be used for an
introductory course in biomechanics (emphasizing the quantitative aspects)
to be given to fourth year undergraduate/first year graduate mechanical
engineers. The suggestions I received, in decreasing order of popularity,

Winter - Biomechanics and motor control of human movement
Nigg & Herzog - Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
Enoka - Neuromechanical basis of kinesiology
Chaffin & Adnersson - Occupational Biomechanics
McMahon - Muscles, reflexes and locomotion
Winters & Woo - Multiple muscle systems
Allard - Three-Dimensional Analysis of Human Movement

I got fewer responses (special thanks to those people!) to my request for
brief descriptions of clinically or industrially relevant problems in which
quantitative analysis played a significant role in a design or diagnosis.
However, if you know of such cases, I would still very much appreciate
receiving short descriptions of the tasks an engineer (or other person with
a quantitative bent) was given, as well as the context in which the work was

Thanks again for all your various suggestions.

Tony Hodgson
Mechanical Engineering
Vancouver, BC