Department

KinesiologyCourse Code

KIN 151Professor

Paul KennedyStudy Guide

MidtermThis

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Class Study Guide One

Definitions:

Anatomy – The study of the bodily structure of humans

Biomechanics – The study of the structure and functions of biological

systems by means of the methods of mechanics

oThe Study of forces and their effects on living systems

Dynamics – A change in velocity (acceleration present), a branch in

mechanics

Ergonomics – A subfield of biomechanics, examines how we interact

with (objects in) our environment

Inertia – A resistance to change (in motion)

Kinematics – Describing motion over space and time (without getting

into the causes)

Kinesiology – The study of human movement

oExamines movement from the cellular to societal level

Kinetics – The study of forces that cause or tend to cause motion

Length – The extent of something from end to end

Mass – A substance, quantity of matter

Mechanics – Analysis of forces and their effects

Physiology – The study of how individuals acquire and develop skills

Qualitative – Measuring by the quality of something Non-numeric

description

Quantitative – Measuring the quantity of something numeric

description

Quantitative Reasoning – The application of mathematical concepts

and skills to solve real-world problems

Rigid Body Mechanics – Any force not breaking your body

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Statics- A branch of mechanics dealing with systems in a constant

state of motion

Time – a duration

Key Questions

1. Difference between kinesiology and biomechanics

a. Kinesiology examines movement from the cellular to societal

level (physiological and mechanical mechanisms). Biomechanics

deals with quantitative reasoning, it is the study of forces and

their effects on living systems

2. How coach might utilize biomechanics

a. Coaches use kinematics for teaching movements. They can try to

modify an athletes techniques and use kinematics to measure

learning ex. Throwing baseball

3. What technology has contributed to growth of biomechanics?

a. Cameras and pressure equipment. Etienne-Jules Marey

developed cameras that could record several phases of

movements. By the 20th century researchers could measure and

record forces and motions in a variety of activities

4. Example of something in dynamic state

a. Car speeding up

5. What do kinematic studies look at? What does kinetic research

examine?

a. Kinematic studies look at the description of motion, including

considerations of space and time. Kinetics research examines

the action of forces

6. Difference between mass and weight?

a. Mass is the actual amount of material contained in a body,

measured in Kg. Weight is the force exerted by gravity on object

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a.i. Mass is independent of everything but weight differs from

earth, moon etc.

7. Steps to solve qualitative/quantitative problems

a. Read problem carefully

b. List given info

c. List desired info that you will solve for

d. Draw diagram showing known/unknown

e. Write formulas that could be used

f. Identify formula to use

g. Re read problem to determine whether addition needed info

can be inferred

h. Substitute given info into formulas

i. Solve equation

j. Check answer is reasonable and complete

k. Clearly box in answer

Class Study Guide Two

Definitions

Acceleration – dynamic motion characterized by a change in

velocity

Bending – A combination on compression and tension forces

Center of Gravity – point at which a systems weight is equally

distributed in all directions (masses are balanced)

Center of Mass - Also referred to as center of gravity

Compression – Squeezing force directed through the center of a

body

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