A course in physics of human motion

J. W. Halley, B. Eaton

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A course in elementary mechanics especially designed for students of athletics and dance is described. The course has been taught for two years at the University of Minnesota. Innovative features include a gymnasium laboratory utilizing an inexpensive photographic technique for analysis of human motion. The order of presentation and the selection of topics, as well as the illustrative examples, are all unconventional in an elementary mechanics course. Student response is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1010
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1975


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