Exercise Sciences 365

Fall Semester 2011

Section 1: 249L SFH on M W at 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Instructor Information

Instructor: Iain Hunter, PhDOffice: 120D Richards BuildingOffice Hours: M W F 11:00 to 11:50

Office Hours:

T Th 12:00 to 12:50Office Phone: 801-422-1434Email: iain_hunter@byu.eduWebsite Address: http://biomech.byu.edu

TA Information

Name: Payton Johnson
Location: 276 SFH
Hours: M 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


F 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Email: paytonpj@gmail.com

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

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

Grading Scale

B83-87C-70-72E59 and lower

Grading Policies

Weighting of Grades

Exams 20% each
Homework 20%
Practice Problems 20%
Quizzes 10%
Project 10%

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.


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.

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

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M - Aug 29



W - Aug 31

Units & Chapter 1: Forces


M - Sep 5

Labor DayNo class

W - Sep 7

Forces - Meet in the indoor track annex


M - Sep 12

Finish Chapter 1: Forces & Start Chapter 2

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Forces

W - Sep 14

In-class assignment #1: Stride Length

Meet in the indoor track annex

Start in-class assignment: Stride Length

M - Sep 19

Chapter 2: Linear Kinematics

Practice Problems: Forces due

W - Sep 21

Chapter 3: Projectile Motion

Start Practice Problems: Linear Kinematics and Projectile Motion

In-class assignment: Stride Length due

M - Sep 26

In-class assignment #2: Projectile motion

Start In-class Assignment: Projectile Motion

W - Sep 28

Chapter 4: Linear Kinetics

Practice Problems: Linear Kinematics and Projectile Motion due

M - Oct 3

Chapter 4: Linear Kinetics

In-class assignment: Projectile Motion due

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Linear Kinetics

W - Oct 5

In-class assignment #3: Coef of restitution


M - Oct 10

Go over practice problems 1-4

Review for Midterm

Practice Problems: Linear Kinetics due

W - Oct 12

Day off for Midterm

Midterm in testing center from 10 to 13 October

In-class assignment: Coefficient of Restitution due

M - Oct 17

Project Description


W - Oct 19

  Chapter 5: Work and Energy -

M - Oct 24

Chapter 5: Work and Energy

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Work, Energy, and Power

W - Oct 26

Chapter 6: Torques and Center of Mass


M - Oct 31

Next step for project

Practice Problems: Work, Energy, and Power Due

Have video clip loaded for project

W - Nov 2

  Chapter 6: Torques and Center of Mass -

M - Nov 7

Chapter 7: Joint Actions

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Torques, Center of Mass, & Joint Actions

W - Nov 9

Chapter 10: Fluid Mechanics


M - Nov 14

Chapter 10: Fluid Mechanics

Practice Problems: Torques, Center of Mass, Joint Actions, and Angular Kinematics due

W - Nov 16

Chapter 10: Fluid Mechanics


M - Nov 21

In-class assignment: Fluid mechanics

Chapter 10: Fluid Mechanics

Start In-class assignment: Fluid Mechanics

Start Blackboard Practice Problems: Fluid Mechanics

M - Nov 28

Chapter 12: Performance


W - Nov 30

Chapter 12: Performance and

Chapter 13: Training

In-class assignment: Fluid Mechanics due

Blackboard Practice Problems: Fluid Mechanics due

M - Dec 5

Chapter 14: Injury

Dartfish Project due

W - Dec 7

Finish Chapter 14 and Review for final

Final exam in testing center all through finals week

Th - Dec 8

Exam Preparation DayNo class

F - Dec 9

Exam Preparation DayNo class

Devotionals and Forums


T - Sep 6

President and Sister SamuelsonDevotional

T - Sep 13

Elder Neil L. AndersenDevotional

T - Sep 20

Gregg EasterbrookForum

T - Sep 27

Mona HopkinsDevotionalPsychology

T - Oct 18

Greg BurtonDevotionalChemistry/Bio Chemistry

T - Oct 25

Senator Joseph LiebermanForum

T - Nov 1


T - Nov 8

Bill EggingtonDevotionalLinguistics and English Language

T - Nov 15

Damon BahrDevotionalTeacher Education

T - Nov 29

James McPhersonForum

T - Dec 6

Elder Tad R. Callister Devotional

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.

Preventing Sexual Discrimination and Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds. The act is intended to eliminate sex discrimination in education. Title IX covers discrimination in programs, admissions, activities, and student-to-student sexual harassment. BYU's policy against sexual harassment extends not only to employees of the university, but to students as well. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please talk to your professor; contact the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895 or 367-5689 (24-hours); or contact the Honor Code Office at 422-2847.

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.