Human-Like Biomechanics [electronic resource] : A Unified Mathematical Approach to Human Biomechanics and Humanoid Robotics / by Vladimir G. Ivancevic, Tijana T. Ivancevic.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engin: 28Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2006Description: XIV, 470 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402041174Subject(s): Engineering | Systems theory | Mathematical physics | Physics | Engineering mathematics | Vibration | Biomedical engineering | Engineering | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Systems Theory, Control | Mathematical Methods in Physics | Complexity | Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control | Biomedical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519 LOC classification: TA329-348TA640-643Online resources: Click here to access online
Geometric Basis of Human–Like Biomechanics -- Mechanical Basis of Human–Like Biomechanics -- Topology of Human–Like Biomechanics -- Nonlinear Control in Human–Like Biomechanics -- Covariant Biophysics of Electro–Muscular Stimulation.
Human-Like Biomechanics is a comprehensive introduction into modern geometrical methods to be used as a unified research approach in two apparently separate and rapidly growing fields: mathematical biomechanics and humanoid robotics. The book contains six Chapters and an Appendix. The first Chapter is an Introduction, giving a brief review of mathematical techniques to be used in the text. The second Chapter develops geometrical basis of human-like biomechanics, while the third Chapter develops its mechanical basis, mainly from generalized Lagrangian and Hamiltonian perspective. The fourth Chapter develops topology of human-like biomechanics, while the fifth Chapter reviews related nonlinear control techniques. The sixth Chapter develops covariant biophysics of electro-muscular stimulation. The Appendix consists of two parts: classical muscular mechanics and modern path integral methods, which are both used frequently in the main text. The whole book is based on the authors’ own research papers in human-like biomechanics.