This book explains, in concise chapters, the diversity and complexity of what is known concerning human responses to vibration. The book covers both whole body vibration and hand-transmitted vibration and contains pictorial models of the relevant variables, as well as experimental data and epidemiological studies. The study of human vibration incorporates psychology, mathematics, physiology, engineering, medicine, and statistics, and the Handbook of Human Vibration is written to assist both students of the subject and those addressing practical problems. The text does not depend on an advanced knowledge of mathematics or a familiarity with the jargon from the various disciplines, and is accessible to all persons interested in human vibration, including medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, trade union officials and administrators.
* Summarizes current understanding of the many human responses to vibration, including both whole-body and hand-transmitted vibration.
* Presents experimental data and appropriate models so that readers can address practical problems.
* Contains a large, multidisciplinary glossary of terms.
* Features an extensive bibliography and guide to national and international standards.
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