KINES 384 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Turbulence, Ideal Point, Flight Control Surfaces

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Course definition: the examination of biological phenomena from a mechanical perspective with a view to identifying the mechanisms responsible for the phenomena. Question 2: what were the contributions of leonardo da vinci, galileo, alfonso borelli, jules marey, edward muybridge, Types of analysis: qualitative: deals with the nature of an activity, but does not involve measurement, quantitative: involves measurement as well as the nature of the activity. Froude"s number: v2/gl where l is the length of an animal"s leg: used to calculate maximum velocity of an animal, can be applied to any animal with the same gait pattern if vmax of one animal is known. Rigid body: a body made of particles, the distances between which are fixed: basic assumption: human body segments are rigid bodies; therefore, the human body can be modeled as a series of rigid bodies. Kinematics: description of motion of a rigid body or system of rigid bodies using quantities such as position, velocity, and acceleration.

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