Human Body Dynamics

Classical Mechanics and Human Movement

With 177 Illustrations

Aydin Tozeren

Department of Biomedical Engineering The Catholic University of America Washington, DC 20064 USA

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Illustrations by Dr. Rukmini Rao Mirotznik. Cover photo © copyright Laurie Rubin/The Image Bank.

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Human body dynamics : classical mechanics and human movement / Aydin Tozeren. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-387-98801-7 (alk. paper) 1. Human mechanics. I. Title. QP303.T69 1999

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