Chapter 1: Prerequisite Skills for Biomechanics



Chapter Objectives

After this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List the pre-requisite skills for success in Biomechanics
  • Define the field of Biomechanics
  • Solve basic equations and algebra problems
  • Understand the use of different units to quantify physical variables
  • Convert values between commonly used units in Biomechanics
  • Round your answers to two decimal places
  • Graph simple sets of data in two-dimensions


In Biomechanics, we use principles of physics to quantify and understand human movement. In order to apply the concepts of physics, or more specifically, mechanics, students must have a mastery of certain skills such as trigonometry, algebra and graphing. In this chapter, we review some of these concepts.


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