Course Information for 4250 - Biomechanics I
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Primary Instructor: Lucas H. Timmins
Designation:Required
Credits: 4.0
Semesters Offered:Fall
Frequency Offered:Annual
Prerequisites:Major status in Biomedical Engineering program or instructor approval
Class Schedule: Lectures: T, Th 10:45 am - 12:05pm , WEB 1230 Laboratories: T, W, Th, or F 2:00-5:00pm, MEB 2565
Catalog Description: The overall purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles of mechanics applied to the study of biological systems. BIOEN 4250 is required for all undergraduates in the Bioengineering Program and is the starting point for coursework in biomechanics. Students should be familiar with the concepts covered in this course before enrollment in Biomechanics II (BIOEN 6250), Biomechanics Research (BIOEN 6480), and Computational Biomechanics (BIOEN 7210).
Required Texts:None.
Optional Texts:These textbooks are on 2-hour reserve at the Marriott Library. Continuum Mechanics, A.J.M. Spencer, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 1980 (ISBN-13: 978- 0486435947, call #QA808.2 .S63 2004). Although this is an optional textbook for the class, I strongly recommend purchasing a copy of this textbook for yourself. It is a good book and worth owning as a reference, and it will serve you well both for this class and for all subsequent classes in biomechanics. A First Course in Continuum Mechanics: For Physical and Biological Engineers and Scientists, Y.C. Fung, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1994 (ISBN-13: 978-0130615244, call #QA808. F86 1994) Introduction to the Mechanics of a Continuous Medium, L.E. Malvern, Prentice-Hall, 1969 (ISBN- 13: 978-0134876030, call #QA808.2 .M3) Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissue, 2nd Edition. Y.C. Fung, Springer, New York, 1993 (ISBN-13: 978-0387979472, call #QP88.F87 1993)
Course Syllabus:Syllabus_4250.pdf