Biophysics and Biomechanics II - PABA033C
Title: Biofyzika a biomechanika II
Guaranteed by: Anatomie a biomechanika (51-500100)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 C+Ex [hours/week]
Extent per academic year: 28 [hours]
Capacity: 30 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: PhDr. Martin Stupka, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Martin Stupka, Ph.D.
Comes under: TVSC prez. bc. jednoobor 1.r. pv
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: ZEITHAMMEROVA/FTVS.CUNI.CZ (01.04.2010)
Introduction to mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, acoustics, and optics and the effects on human body. Biomechanics, kinetics and dynamics of human movement. Fundamentals of musculosceletal biomechanics and experimental biomechanics. This course is a follow up of the Biophysics and Biomechanics I.
Literature -
Last update: Ing. František Lopot, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)

Biophysics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.

COTTERILL, R. M. J.; BERG, H. C. Books-Biophysics: An Introduction. Physics Today, 2003, 56.9: 61.

DILLON, Patrick F. Biophysics: a physiological approach. Cambridge University Press, 2012.Hrazdira, I., HRAZDIRA, Ivo; MORNSTEIN, Vojtěch; ŠKORPÍKOVÁ, Jiřina. Základy biofyziky a zdravotnické techniky. Neptun, 2006.

KNUDSON, Duane V. Qualitative diagnosis of human movement: improving performance in sport and exercise. Human kinetics, 2013.

NARAYANAN, Parameswaran. Essentials of biophysics. Anshan, 2010.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Ing. František Lopot, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)
Credit Requirements
  • Semestral individual projects


  • Written test
  • Oral exam including defense of semesters' projects

Syllabus -
Last update: ZEITHAMMEROVA/FTVS.CUNI.CZ (01.04.2010)
Lectures and labs
15.Historical introduction, repetition of Newton's mechanics

16.Locomotor system relating to biomechanics

17.Kinetics of human movement

18.Geometry of the human body

19.Dynamics of human movement

20.Energetic aspect of human movement

21.Locomotor system

22.Muscular system. Mechanical trias

23.Marrow rheology

24.Soft tissue rheology

25.Biomechanics of skeletal muscle

26.Basics of biomechanics of the axial system

27.Introduction to experimental biomechanics and the problem of artificial replacements