Laboratoire méditerranéen de préhistoire Europe Afrique Lampea

Laboratoire méditerranéen de préhistoire Europe Afrique
Lampea, UMR 7269




Directeur de l'unité
Jean-Pierre Bracco

Directeurs adjoints
Estelle Herrscher
Xavier Margarit

BP 647
5 rue du Château de l'Horloge
13094 Aix-en-Provence
Cedex 2
33 (0) 442 52 42 94

Maion méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme

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Introduction to Functional Morphology and Biomechanics - 4th edition

[Cours, enseignements, formation]

du 11 au 15 janvier 2016

This workshop aims to give the participants the ability to use the interdisciplinary approach of biomechanics, especially (but not only) through examples in palaeontology. Simple models based on the basic principles of classical physics will be used to infer the life history of extinct vertebrates.

Graduate or postgraduate degree in any Sciences discipline, basic knowledge of statistics and personal computers. All participants must bring their own personal laptop (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).

1. Statics : Vector notation, force, moment, work, energy, Newton laws, levers, free body diagram and equilibrium. Exercises.
2. Beam Theory : Equilibrium in the cross-section of a beam, laws and diagrams. Exercises.
4. Basic principles.
5. Mastication in vertebrates.
6. Scale and allometry.
7. Entheseal changes.
8. Cross-sectional properties.

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