BNG 315: Biomechanics
Prerequisite: PHY 111 or PHY 113 and BNG 255 and Prerequisite or Corequisite MTH 212 & BNG 317
Introduction to the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems. Specific topics include: structure and function of biological tissues, mechanical properties of natural and prosthetic materials, and analysis of both rigid body and deformational mechanics applied to biological tissues including bone and soft connective tissues. Basic concepts of deformable body mechanics, including stress and strain analysis, viscoelasticity, muscle action and applications to common problems in orthopedic biomechanics.