This book provides an introduction to biomechanics using the latest findings from the research literature to support and exemplify the concepts ... Show synopsis This book provides an introduction to biomechanics using the latest findings from the research literature to support and exemplify the concepts presented. Quantitative as well as qualitative examples of problems illustrate biomechanical principles. Quantitative aspects are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion to make biomechanical principles accessible to all students, regardless of their mathematical skills. - Topics added or significantly expanded include bone modelling and remodelling, osteoporosis, the female athlete triad, bone changes during space flight, joint flexibility, articular cartilage function, osteoarthritis, muscle fibre type conversion, eccentric muscle activity, the stretch-shortening cycle, muscle injuries, rotator cuff impingement syndrome, ACL rupture, low back pain, and gait economy. - Now included are end of chapter glossaries, key concepts, marginal definitions, sample problems, chapter summaries, introductory and additional problems, and references. - An Online Learning Centre box appearing on the opening page of every chapter, directing the student to resources online, while related web sites at the end of each chapter offer pertinent web sources.