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    Dear Biomech-Lers,

    A two cents worth type of question, if I may.

    I am going to teach an applied EMG course
    (lecture and lab) in the Fall for upper division
    undergraduate and graduate students – hopefully
    pulling some students from pharmacology, biology,
    engineering, as well as our own exercise science
    students. I want to cover some or all of the following:

    1) history of EMG
    2) electrophysiological and mechanical properties of muscle
    3) basic signal processing
    4) reliability and repeatability
    5) normalization techniques
    6) fatigue and FFT limitations (stationarity issues)
    7) electromechanical delay
    8) etc.

    Everyone has a repository of PDF articles that
    touch upon different topics, but I don’t want to
    become married to the articles I have, and
    falling back on the same articles is something that seems to occur over time.

    To that end, I was hoping to ask what articles
    you really enjoy using in your classroom that
    pertain to the above topics, and even topics not
    listed. I assume there is going to be a great
    deal of overlap (Basmajian, De Luca, Winter,
    NIOSH, and Merletti for example), but with enough
    responses, I was hoping to put together a
    comprehensive list that others might enjoy
    having. I would be happy to try and divide it
    into “degrees of difficulty.” For instance, I
    know many exercise science students who want to
    be able to talk about spectral issues but DO NOT
    want to talk about how Fourier transforms really
    work. Hope this is not too much of an
    imposition. Please let me know if you might
    interested in such a list. My feeling is you
    can’t read everything, and this might be a nice
    way to see what other folk are having their students cover.

    Dwight Waddell

    Dwight E. Waddell, PhD
    Exercise Science
    University of Mississippi
    Turner Room 230
    University, MS 38677-1848
    Office: (662) 915-5563
    Fax: (662) 915-5525