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Muscle Biomechanics BPK 401 (3)

The mechanics and function of skeletal muscle, from the level of single muscle fibres to the whole muscle-tendon unit. The role of muscle structure, recruitment patterns and contractile conditions to the force development, power output and efficiency of contractions will be considered. Theoretical, experimental and computational aspects will be covered. Prerequisite: 90 credits, BPK 201 and 205, or BPK 208. Students with credit for BPK 421, Muscle Biomechanics, may not take this course for further credit.