Introduction to Sport Biomechanics

  • Richard C. Nelson
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 263)


The science of biomechanics within the field of sport and physical education has developed rapidly during the past decade. Central to this progress has been the development of sophisticated research and instrumentation systems. Research activities have focused on fundamental laboratory experiments and applied projects occurring in the sports environment. Fundamental studies utilize on-line computer techniques which provide accurate and rapid processing and analysis of large quantities of data derived from a variety of measurement systems. High speed motion photography and automated film analysis constitute the primary method in applied sport studies.


Stride Length Weight Class Stride Time Biomechanical Parameter Ponderal Index 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard C. Nelson
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  1. 1.Biomechanics LaboratoryPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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