This is the clearest and most straightforward biomechanics textbook currently available. By breaking down the challenging subject of sport and exercise biomechanics into short thematic sections, it enables students to grasp each topic quickly and easily, and provides lecturers with a flexible resource that they can use to support any introductory course on biomechanics.

The book contains a wealth of useful features for teaching and learning, including clear definitions of key terms, lots of applied examples, guides to further reading, and revision questions with worked solutions. It has been significantly expanded to encompass rapidly developing areas, such as sports equipment design and modern optoelectronic motion analysis systems, and it includes a number of new sections that further develop the application of biomechanics in sports performance and injury prevention. A new companion website includes a test bank, downloadable illustrations and, where appropriate, suggestions for learning outcomes and/or lab-based sessions for lecturers.

Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics has been an invaluable course companion for thousands of students and lecturers over the last decade. Engaging, direct, and now fully refreshed, it is the only biomechanics textbook you’ll ever need.

Section A: Kinematics of Linear Motion,  A1. Linear Motion,  A2. Centre of Gravity and Centre of Mass,  A3. Equilibrium,  A4. Kinematic Data: Differentiation,  A5. Kinematic Data: Integration,  A6. Uniform Acceleration and Projectile Motion,  Section B: Kinetics of Linear Motion,  B1. Forces,  B2. Gravity, Weight and Vertical Projection,  B3. Friction,  B4. Impulse and Momentum,  B5. Conservation of Linear Momentum,  B6. Newton’s Laws of Motion: Linear Motion,  Section C: Kinematics and Kinetics of Angular Motion,  C1. Angular Motion,  C2. Linear-Angular Motion,  C3. Torque and Moments,  C4. Levers,  C5. Centripetal Force and Acceleration,  C6. Moment of Inertia and Angular Momentum,  C7. Newton’s Laws of Motion: Angular Motion,  Section D: Muscle and Joint Kinematics and Kinetics,  D1. Muscle and Joint Forces: Statics and Dynamics,  Section E: Special Topics,  E1. Work, Power and Energy,  E2. Conservation of Energy,  E3. Mechanics of Materials,  E4. Impacts,  E5. Centre of Percussion,  Section F: Human Movement Applications,  F1. Walking,  F2. Running,  F3. Jumping,  F4. Throwing,  F5. Kicking,  F6. Swimming,  F7. Golf,  Section G: Measurement and Analysis Techniques,  G1. Optoelectronic Analysis,  G2. Wearable Sensors,  G3. Force Plate,  G4. Pressure Measurement,  G5. Electromyography,  G6. Isokinetics,  G7. Sports Equipment,  G8. Data Smoothing, Filtering and Processing,  Section H: Appendices,  H1. Planes and Axes of Motion,  H2. Free Body Diagrams,  H3. Sampling Theory,  H4. Biomechanics Apps (Applications),  H5. Foundations of Motion Analysis,  H6. Mathematics: Algebra and Trigonometry