Basic biomechanics

Aaron D. Likens, Nick Stergiou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter we cover the basic principles of biomechanics. We discuss the anatomical and the mechanical principles which provide the basis for understanding and analyzing the various forms of human movement. Our goal is not to replace, with a single chapter, the large volume of biomechanics textbooks that have been published mostly for undergraduate courses. However, we want to introduce the reader to a fundamental understanding on how to develop the ability to link the structure of the human body with its function from a biomechanical perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomechanics and Gait Analysis
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)9780128133729
ISBN (Print)9780128134405
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Kinematics
  • angular
  • bio
  • kinetics
  • linear
  • mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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