Exercise Sciences 362

Winter Semester 2012

Section 1: 204 RB on M W F at 08:00 am - 08:50 am,
Section 2: 204 RB on M W F at 09:00 am - 09:50 am

Instructor Information

Instructor: Iain Hunter, PhD Office: 120D Richards BuildingOffice Hours: M – F 12:00 to 12:50Office Phone: 801-422-1434Email: iain_hunter@byu.eduWebsite Address: http://biomech.byu.eduInstructor Bio: Iain Hunter

TA Information

Name: Mike Collins
Location: 192 SFH (Computer lab)
Hours: T 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Th 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Phone: 801-318-4045

Course Information


Students will demonstrate how to apply physical
laws to human performance. Included physical laws
deal with: Linear and angular motion, projectile
motion, forces, impulse and momentum, fluid mechanics,
and tissue mechanics.


Recommended: Physics 105 or 121

Learning Outcomes

  • Physical Laws and Human Performance

    Demonstrate application of physical laws to human performance.

  • Kinematics of Human Motion

    Calculate kinematics of human motion.

  • Projectile Motion Equations

    Show comprehension of projectile motion equations.

  • Changes of Motion

    Determine changes of motion due to forces.

  • Fluids Generating Force

    Demonstrate understanding of how fluids generate force.

Grading Scale

B83-87C-70-72E59 and lower

Texts & Materials

Required Vendor Price (new) Price (used)
Online textbook for this classBy Iain Hunter, Matthew Seeley, Sarah Ridge


The username and password will be given in class.

Class Notes



Assignment Descriptions


There will be a midterm exam available in the testing center. There will be a final exam during finals week in the testing center. None of the exams will be comprehensive, but some concepts will appear on both exams.


Four assignments will be done in class. You will submit these on Blackboard no more than two class periods after the assignment is given. If you miss class on the day the homework is described, you must work with someone else in class or come to my office hours to get help. Late assignments should still be submitted into Blackboard, but will receive half credit. No homework assignments will be dropped. Any late homework assignments must be turned in by the last day of class.

Practice Problems:

Practice problems will be available on Blackboard following the completion of each chapter. None of these assignments will be dropped, so make sure you complete them on time.  Late assignments can only be worked out if you come pick one up from my office and will receive half credit. Unlike the homework assignments, if these are submitted late, they must be turned in to Dr. Hunter rather than submitted on Blackboard. Any late practice problems must be turned in by the last day of class.


One short quiz will be completed about once per week at the beginning of class. These will be completed using iClicker. Please bring an iClicker remote and calculator that can do sin, cos, and tan to class every day. Two of these quizzes will be dropped.


A term project will be required. A complete description will be given in class.

Point Breakdown

Practice Problems20
Total Percent100

Library Information

Librarian Information

Name: Betsy Hopkins

Office: 2322 HBLL

Phone Number: 422-6777

Email: betsy_hopkins@byu.edu

Reference Desk Information

Name: Social Sciences / Education

Phone Number: 422-6228

Email: No library information available

Hours: M-Th : 8am-9pm; F: 8am-6pm; Sat: 10am-6pm

Department Research Information



Course Schedule

Date ExportTopics ExportAssignments Export

W - Jan 4



F - Jan 6

Units & Chapter 1: Forces


M - Jan 9

Finish Chapter 1: Forces


W - Jan 11

Forces - Meet in the indoor track annex

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Forces

F - Jan 13

Chapter 2: Linear Kinematics


M - Jan 16

Martin Luther King Jr. HolidayNo class

W - Jan 18

Chapter 2 & 3 Linear Kinematics & Projectile Motion

Practice Problems: Forces due

F - Jan 20

In-class assignment #1: Stride Length

Meet in the indoor track annex

Start in-class assignment: Stride Length

M - Jan 23

Chapter 3 & Chapter 4: Linear Kinetics

Start Practice Problems: Linear Kinematics and Projectile Motion

W - Jan 25

Chapter 4: Linear Kinetics

In-class assignment: Stride Length due

F - Jan 27

Chapter 4: Linear Kinetics

Practice Problems: Linear Kinematics and Projectile Motion due

M - Jan 30

In-class assignment #2: Projectile motion


W - Feb 1

Chapter 4: Linear Kinetics & Chapter 5: Work and Energy

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Linear Kinetics

F - Feb 3

In-class assignment #3: Coef of restitution

In-class assignment: Projectile Motion due

M - Feb 6

Chapter 5: Work and Energy

Practice Problems: Linear Kinetics due

W - Feb 8

Chapter 5: Work and Energy

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Work, Energy, and Power

In-class assignment: Coefficient of Restitution due

F - Feb 10

Project Description


M - Feb 13

Go over practice problems 1-5

Practice Problems: Work, Energy, and Power Due

W - Feb 15

Jeopardy Game


F - Feb 17

Review for Midterm

Midterm in testing center from 17-22 February.

M - Feb 20

Presidents Day HolidayNo class

T - Feb 21

Day off for Midterm


W - Feb 22

Next step for project

Have video clip loaded for project

F - Feb 24

Chapter 6: Torques and Center of Mass


M - Feb 27

Chapter 6: Torques and Center of Mass


W - Feb 29

Chapter 6 & Chapter 7: Joint Actions

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Torques and Center of Mass

F - Mar 2

Chapter 8: Angular Kinematics

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Angular Kinematics

M - Mar 5

Chapter 9: Angular Kinetics

Practice Problems: Torques, Center of Mass & Joint Actions Due

W - Mar 7

In-class assignment #4: Angular kinematics


F - Mar 9

Guest speaker


M - Mar 12

Chapter 9: Angular Kinetics

Practice Problems Angular Kinematics due

In-class assignment: Angular Kinematics due

W - Mar 14

Chapter 9: Angular Kinetics

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Angular Kinetics

F - Mar 16

In-class assignment #5: Angular kinetics


M - Mar 19

Chapter 10: Fluid Mechanics

Practice Problems: Angular Kinetics due

W - Mar 21

Chapter 10: Fluid Mechanics

In-class assignment: Angular Kinetics due

F - Mar 23

Chapter 10: Fluid Mechanics

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Fluid Mechanics

M - Mar 26

In-class assignment #6: Fluid mechanics


W - Mar 28

Chapter 11: Muscle Mechanics


F - Mar 30

Running Mechanics

In-class assignment: Fluid Mechanics due

Practice Problems Fluid Mechanics due

M - Apr 2

Chapter 12: Performance


W - Apr 4

Chapter 12: Performance and

Chapter 13: Training

Project due

F - Apr 6

Chapter 14: Injury


M - Apr 9

Chapter 14: Injury


W - Apr 11

Review practice problems 5-8

Final exam in testing center 14-18 April (This test cannot be taken on the 19th even though the testing center is open that day).

Th - Apr 12

Exam Preparation DayNo class

F - Apr 13

Exam Preparation DayNo class

Devotionals and Forums


T - Jan 10

President and Sister SamuelsonDevotional

T - Jan 17

Sister Julie B. BeckDevotional

T - Jan 24

Mark DeMossForumAuthor; Founder and President of the DeMoss Group

T - Jan 31

Michael DunnDevotionalNutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

T - Feb 7

Tom FletcherDevotionalChemical Engineering

T - Feb 14

Elder Patrick KearonDevotionalFirst Quorum of the Seventy

T - Feb 28

Dr. Benjamin Carson, Sr.ForumJohn Hopkins School of Medicine

T - Mar 6

Dallan MoodyDevotionalAthletics

T - Mar 13

Elder Stanley G. EllisDevotionalSecond Quorum of the Seventy

T - Mar 20

Amy JensenDevotionalTheater and Media Arts

T - Apr 3

J.W. "Bill" Marriott, JrForumChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

University Policies

BYU Honor Code

In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally, that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and additional disciplinary action by the university. Students are also expected to adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and others and ensures an effective learning and working environment. It is the university's expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor Code standards. Please call the Honor Code Office at 422-2847 if you have questions about those standards.

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Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (422-2767). Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the SSD Office. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures by contacting the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895, D-285 ASB.

Academic Honesty Policy

The first injunction of the BYU Honor Code is the call to be honest. Students come to the university not only to improve their minds, gain knowledge, and develop skills that will assist them in their life's work, but also to build character. President David O. McKay taught that 'character is the highest aim of education' (The Aims of a BYU Education, p. 6). It is the purpose of the BYU Academic Honesty Policy to assist in fulfilling that aim. BYU students should seek to be totally honest in their dealings with others. They should complete their own work and be evaluated based upon that work. They should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct in all its forms, including but not limited to plagiarism, fabrication or falsification, cheating, and other academic misconduct.