ERIC Number: ED084218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Kinesiology III, 1973.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
This booklet contains five research works on kinesiology, the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. The first article explains the use of Web graphics in isolating five movements: effort, force, balance, flexibility, and swing. The process for pinpointing values on the Web grid is presented in two sheets of directions (Appendixes A and B). The second article reviews existing methods of three-dimensional cinematography and proposes a new technique that emphasizes the accurate determination of spatial coordinates. The third article discusses the two basic methods used in determining the center of gravity of the human body: a) direct or whole body methods and b) indirect or segmental methods. The article also suggests guidelines which may be used for establishing the most appropriate method for quantitative analysis of human motion. Thirteen tables of data are included. The fourth article analyzes the problems of designing an undergraduate, kinesiology laboratory. The last article investigates the inherent movement patterns of the human body, emphasizing diagonal patterns of the upper and lower extremities and the diagonal patterns used in developmental and sport skills. Each research work presents a list of references. (BRB)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Mechanics (Physics), Motion, Motor Development, Motor Reactions, Physical Education, Physiology, Skill Analysis
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.