BME 110B Biomechanics II (2017-2018)

BME 110B Biomechanics II

(Required for BME and BMEP. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

BME 110B Biomechanics II (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to dynamics. Kinematics of Particles, Newton’s Second Law, System's of Particles, Kinematics of Rigid Bodies, Motion in three dimensions. Prerequisite: BME 110A. Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, and Materials Science Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077275556.

Recommended Textbook:

Class notes

James P. Brody
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
  • Classical Physics and Lab.
  • Electricity and magnetism.
  • Classical Physics: Fluids, oscillations, waves, optics.
  • Calculus.
  • Differential Equations.
Lecture Topics:
  • Kinematics of Particles
  • Kinematics of Particles: Newton’s Second Law
  • Kinematics of Particles: Energy and Momentum Methods
  • Systems of Particles
  • Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
  • Plane motion of rigid bodies: Forces and Accelerations
  • Plane Motion of Rigid Bodies: Energy and momentum methods
  • Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in three dimensions
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Design is taught through homework problems and exams.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Extra credit: 5% (maximum)
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 55%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

December 21, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 14, 2016
Approved Effective:
2017 Fall Qtr