bk1054 Biomechanics

Faculty of Sports Studies
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
7/7. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jozef Baláž, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miriam Kalichová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jozef Baláž, CSc.
Department of Kinesiology - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Kinesiology - Faculty of Sports Studies
Fri 26. 10. 11:40–13:10 A11/206, Fri 23. 11. 14:50–17:05 A11/206, Fri 30. 11. 11:10–12:40 A11/206
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
bk1054/01: Tue 11. 9. 12:10–13:40 203 - seminární místnost, Wed 12. 9. 16:45–19:00 203 - seminární místnost, Fri 9. 11. 18:00–19:30 A11/311, J. Baláž
bk1054/02: Wed 12. 9. 14:20–15:50 A11/235, Thu 13. 9. 10:55–13:10 A11/235, Fri 5. 10. 17:30–19:00 A11/236, J. Baláž
bk1054/03: Fri 26. 10. 15:20–16:50 A11/311, Fri 16. 11. 11:55–14:10 A11/305, Fri 7. 12. 17:30–19:00 A11/236, J. Baláž
bk1054/04: Fri 19. 10. 14:20–15:50 225 - seminární místnost, Fri 16. 11. 17:40–19:55 K204, Fri 23. 11. 12:10–13:40 225 - seminární místnost, J. Baláž
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! bk010b Biomechanics ) && ! NOW ( bk010b Biomechanics )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able: to explain the fundamental mechanics laws and principles, to synthesize these knowledges with biologicals systems knowledges earlier acquired, to apply the bases of this synergetic discipline to human motion system and to sports movement.
  • Definition of biomechanics, importace, history. Physical base of biomechanics: line coordinates, scalares, vectores, units. Kinematics: mass point, distance, velocity, acceleration, straight motion, accelerated motion, cirgular motion, motions in field of gravity of Earth, describing motion with graphs. Dynamics: force, Newton's Laws, effects of force, deformations, Hook's Law, momentum and its conservation, impulse, centripetal force, inertial force, D'Alambert's Principle. Mechanics of rigid body: moment of force, principle of moments, centre of gravity, equilibrium positions, statics, frictional force, air resistance force, inclined plane, lever systems. Mechanical energy, work, power, conservation of energy. Mechanics of liquid and gas: pressure, Pascal's law, Hydrostatic pressure, law of Archimedes, equation of kontinuity, Bernoulli's equation, liquid flow around an obstacle. Biological base of biomechanics: body segments, biomechanisme, weight and centre of gravity of segments, centre of gravity of humen body, angular momentum of segments, mechanics properties of skeletal system, mechanics of joint connections, mechanics of muscle, mechanics load and deformation of tissues. Measurement and experiment in biomechanics. Biomechanics applications.
  • BALÁŽ, Jozef. Vybrané kapitoly z biomechaniky. 2. vyd. Bratislava: Peter Mačura - PEEM, 2005. 82 s. ISBN 8089917256. info
  • Úvod do biomechaniky pohybového systému člověka. Edited by Miroslav Janura. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2003. 84 s. ISBN 8024406446. info
  • Přehled středoškolské fyziky. Edited by Emanuel Svoboda. 3. vyd. Praha: Prometheus, 1998. 497 s., ob. ISBN 80-7196-116-7. info
  • VAVERKA, František. Základy biomechaniky pohybového systému člověka. 2. vyd. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci, 1997. 40 s. ISBN 8070677279. info
  • KOVAŘÍK, Vladimír and František LANGER. Biomechanika tělesných cvičení. Vyd. 2. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1994. 79 s. ISBN 8021008385. info
  • KARAS, Vladimír, Stanislav OTÁHAL and Petr SUŠANKA. Biomechanika tělesných cvičení. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. 180 s. ISBN 8004205542. info
Teaching methods
theoretical presentations, applications on exercises
Assessment methods
seminar work, written test, oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2017.
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