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Mechanics of Skeleton and Tendons

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Motor Control

  1. R. McNeill Alexander

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010202

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Alexander, R. M. 2011. Mechanics of Skeleton and Tendons. Comprehensive Physiology. 17–42.

Author Information

  1. Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, University of Leeds, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Basic Kinematics
  • 2
    Kinematics of Joints
  • 3
    Number of Muscles Required to Work Joints
  • 4
    Muscle Attachments
  • 5
    Moment Arms and Pennation Patterns
  • 6
    Properties of Skeletal Materials
  • 7
    Statics of Skeleton
  • 8
    Dynamics of Skeleton
  • 9
    Dynamics of Body
  • 10
    Stresses and Strains in Tendons
  • 11
    Stresses and Strains in Bones
  • 12
    Engineering Design of Bones
  • 13
    Conclusion