New Edition of Prof. Irving Herman’s Physics of the Human Body

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The second edition of Applied Physics Professor Irving Herman’s book, Physics of the Human Body, was recently published by Springer. The original edition was published in 2007 and evolved from Herman’s undergraduate course. This latest edition includes expanded and cross-referenced treatments of motion, sports, multi-segment modeling, pregnancy, diseases and disorders, and aging. It builds upon the first edition in many other areas as well, including improved treatments of muscles and the throwing, hitting, and motion of balls and additional problems and solutions. Herman notes, “In addition to being a text, this book can be of more general interest to physicists, biomedical engineers, physicians, physical therapists, evolutionary biologists, and others who want to learn about the overlapping worlds of physics and medicine/human biology.”

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