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Kinesiology 2241A/B- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 126 pages long!)


Department
Kinesiology
Course Code
Kinesiology 2241A/B
Professor
Thomas Richard Jenkyn
Study Guide
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Kinesiology 2241A/B
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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INTRODUCTION
INSTRUCTOR
Tom Jenkins, PhD, Peng
Spencer Engineering Building Room 2051
tjenkyn@uwo.ca (WON'T RESPOND TO E-MAIL)
Office hours:
Monday: 12:30-14:00
Wednesday: 12:30-14:00
4 VIRTUAL LABS
Once per month
Reports are about 2 pages of text, plus figures graphs, etc.
Types and handed in to TA at the beginning of class
Lab 1: Plane and axes
Lab 2: Forces and torques
Lab 3: Kinetic links, Wheel, axle
Lab 4: Hydrodynamics
4 ASSIGNMENTS
Once per month
Written
Staggered with the lab reports
Due at start of Wednesday lecture
EVALUATION
4 lab reports (5% each, total of 20% of course marks)
4 written assignments (2.5% each, total of 10% of course mark)
Midterm exam (20% of course mark)
Final exam (50% of course mark)
DEFINITIONS
Biomechanics: application of physics to the understanding of the motions and deformations of body
segments, organs, structures, tissues, cells due to forces, pressures, torques, shears, etc.
Linked rigid body biomechanics: divide body into different segments, assume all segments are rigid,
extremely simplified model of movements.
The mathematical method used is the same for humans and for robots
Use of X-rays enables viewing structures of interest.
Assumptions:
1. Body segments are rigid
2. Segments are connected by joints
3. Joints have a well- defined number of 'degrees of freedom'
Application:
Coaching
Rehabilitation
Orthopaedic, plastic and reconstructive surgery
Ergonomics in the workplace
Human- machine interactions (i.e. car design)
Clothing, fashion (how your clothing interacts with your body, how it hangs properly, etc.)
Animation
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Skeletal biomechanics: Deformation of the facial skeleton after getting one on the kisser
Analyze how the bones deflect impact.
Vascular biomechanics: modeling both the deformation of the wall of a blood vessel AND the flow of
blood within the vessel. Both are biomechanics (links to linked rigid body mechanics).
Cellular biomechanics: measuring the forces within which cells interact with their surroundings. How
cells can affect their environment
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