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Useful Sites:

Biomechanics Links: --------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Free video analysis software for sports biomechanics: Kinovea.
  2. Video4Coach is also free but is more professional than the above item.
  3. Clinical Movement Analysis Society UK and Ireland CMAS.
  4. Biomechanics Classes on the Web.
  5. Interactive Human Anatomy and Physiology, GetBodySmart.
  6. Computer Aided Ergonomics & Biomechanics, AnyBodyTech.
  7. Download The Health and Work Handbook from here.
  8. Ergonomic tips brochure suitable for office. Share it with all.
  9. Biomechanics World Wide sites.
  10. Orthopedics Biomechanics Lab. at UTMB.
  11. An interactive introduction to CP. Find other patient educations here.
  12. Low back pain exercises.
  13. Neurophysiology tutorials.
  14. Biomechanics Yellow Pages (BYP). Substantial library of web sites about biomechanics.
  15. Mechanical and theoretical basis of motion analysis (here).
  16. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery full text papers (JBJS).
  17. Walking simulation at umich and also passive walking.
  18. Biomch-W, the knowledge repository for biomechanics.
  19. A useful guide to biomechanics and Sports Biomechanics websites (here). - Thanks to C. Watkins for suggesting this link.
  20. USWR Journal of Rehabilitation.
  21. TUMS Journal of Modern Rehabilitation.
  22. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal (IRJ).
  23. Isokinetic sites: Biodex, Cybex. More info site1, site2.
  24. EMG tutorial by Motion Lab Systems (pdf).
  25. To download normative data base of lower limb kinematics see this nice post.

Scientific Writing and Presenting ----------------------------------------------

  1. TUMS Press workshops (Link).
  2. TUMS faculty of medicine workshop program (Link).
  3. How to review a paper (here).
  4. Who are authors of a research paper? (here).
  5. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD) with academic word list.
  6. How to write a paper in scientific journal style and format (click).
  7. The Elements of Style (writing).
  8. Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Making Tables and Figures (click).
  9. Designing Scientific Posters (Link). - Thanks to A. Sawyer for suggesting this link.

Complex systems and Chaos Links: -------------------------------------------

  1. What is chaos theory?
  2. Chaos on the Web (here).
  3. The Chaos Hypertextbook (book).
  4. Chaos at Maryland (here).
  5. The Institute for Nonlinear Science (INLS).
  6. ePrint arXiv.
  7. Chaos and Complexity Resources for Students and Teachers (here).
  8. Algorithmic Botany: the mathematics of the natural (here).
  9. Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences (Link).

Scientific / Engineering Links: --------------------------------------------------

  1. A very nice paper on "How to choose a good scientific problem?" (PDF).
  2. Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Biomechanics Lab.
  3. MIT free open courses.
  4. ISB: International Society of Biomechanics, where you find many useful stuffs.
  5. JNER: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. Free and online.
  6. Math World: A great Math resource by Wolfram Research.
  7. Iranian Information & Documentation Center (IranDoc(FA) , IranDoc(EN)).
  8. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
  9. Iranian Scientific Network (ISN).
  11. Good MATLAB Programming Practices (GMPP).
  12. MATLAB Programming Style Guidelines (here).
  13. Writing Fast MATLAB Codes (here).
  14. MATLAB Tips & Tricks (here).
  15. Control Tutorials for Matlab (here).
  16. Physical Modeling in MATLAB (click).
  17. Free alternative to MATLAB: GUI Octave.
  18. Thirteen Ways to Look at the Correlation Coefficient (PDF).
  19. Learning by Simulations (link).

Statistics: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. A New View of Statistics (click).
  2. A painless guide to statistics! (click).
  3. Quick-R learning source. I encourage you to learn R for your statistical analysis.
  4. Sample size calculations software: G*Power.
  5. Free SPSS online book.
  6. A Quick Intro to Doing Your Statistics in R (click).
  7. Style for reporting statistics results: Link1, Link2.
  8. Reporting Statistical Results in Your Paper (link).
  9. A very helpful and practical book on SPSS: Pallant, J., SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS. 2007: Open University Press, (link).
  10. Java Applets for Statistics - interactive learning (link).
  11. Power of a Hypothesis Test Applet (link).
  12. Interactive Hypothesis testing (link).
  13. Learn statistics by free simulation software (link).

Mechanics Links: --------------------------------------------------------------

  1. A famous software for dynamic mechanical simulations (Link).
  2. Physion - A free software for dynamic mechanical simulations (Link). I recommend this!
  3. High-Performance Physical Modeling and Simulation (Link).

Medicine Links: --------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Guideline search: NHS, NGC, G-I-N.
  2. Search your health related questions: MedlinePlus.

Search Engines: ----------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Online Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (link).
  2. Oxford Dictionary (OALD).
  3. Longman Dictionary (LDOCE).
  4. Search in a lot of dictionaries in One Look dictionary.

Miscellaneous Links: --------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Texmaker seems to be a nice text editor.
  2. A simple webpage editor, BlueGriffon.
  4. Ergonomics for Computer Workstations (click).
  6. Reading Sharif Daily is interesting for me.
  7. POV-ray : A free graphic ray-tracer program that generates rendered graphics via programming. The  programming routine can have a fix body with variable data generated by your own routine e.g. in Matlab. Then using this application, a rendered scene will be generated.
  8. Improve your home page appearance with web icons and tools.
  9. Learn more about color theory and make your presentation slides sensible!
  10. Free Persian web tools here.
  11. See the size of our world!
  12. See nice pictures of universe from Hubble telescope.
  13. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP).
  14. Systems Thinking: Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom (click).
  15. Ganjoor and Ganjoor Desktop, a nice Persian literature database.
  16. I recommend FSV (it is Full & Free) for working with graphics and photos instead of PhotoShop which is heavy and very professional.
  17. I manage my emails and events using Thunerbird and Lightning add-on. You can add Persian dates here.
  18. In my childhood, I liked moral animations such as this.
  19. A nice free tool for Windows XP and maybe for other versions (Snippy).
  20. Desmos Graphing Calculator. Remember to see the gallery!

Life Skills: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Complexity and family structure (click).
  2. Virtual Pamphlet Collection -- very helpful (click).
  3. Building Healthy Relationships (click).
  4. Collected topics (click).
  5. Student Counseling Center -- in Persian Language -- browse with ie (click).
  6. Games People Play.
  7. Find nice quotations from "Man's Search for Meaning" book here. The Persian translation of the book is available.
  8. Think about this useful law: the 80–20 rule, or Pareto principle
  9. Dale Carnegie's golden book

Philosophy: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Read interesting philosophical articles by Sunny Auyang (html and pdf).
  2. Anthropic principle (link).
  3. Incompleteness theorems (link).
  4. What is Mathematical beauty?

People: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Dr. F. Towhidkhah.
  2. Dr. M. Kamali. Useful sources of "Research Methodology" for students (in Farsi).
  3. Bahman Naseroleslami, like above!
  4. M. Shahab Sanjari, full of ideas, electronics, Linux and GNU.
  5. Thomas A. McMahon. Had a great contribution to Muscle Biomechanics.
  6. I am interested in researches of Prof. Dingwell's group.
  7. David Winter's obituary.
  8. Prof. Ed. Witten.



Where is the Life we have lost in living?

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888 - 1965)


Don't say the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. it was here first.

Mark Twain


Stability is a heavily loaded term with an unstable definition.



Big people talk about ideas,

Average people talk about things,

Small people talk about other people.



If the tool you have is a hammer, make the problem look like a nail.



He who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any HOW.



A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.

Jack Dempsey


Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking  rules, making mistakes, and having fun.

 Mary Lou Cook


You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

Richard Koch


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.

 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The biggest failure is the failure to try.


Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

        Ref.: Sardar, Z. and I. Abrams, Introducing chaos. 2004: Icon Books, p.71.  



Please send me your links, updates and other suggestions. Thanks.

Last update: 04-Jul-2013.