This class will introduce fundamental concepts of statics and solid mechanics and apply them to study the mechanical behavior of bones, blood vessels, and connective tissues such as tendons and skin. Topics to be covered include concepts of small and large deformation, stress, constitutive relationships that relate the two, including elasticity, anisotropy, and viscoelasticity, and experimental methods. Recommended Background: Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, as well as statics and mechanics.
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