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Force of Human Propulsion

The force of human propulsion can be measured with lab equipment. Consider the graphs below, excerpted from a book series by Schottenbauer Publishing.

__Discussion Questions __
- Describe the motion of the athlete in the x and y axes, using words.
- How many complete steps are shown in the graph?
- How many complete steps are taken by each foot?
- What do the minimum and maximum values on the graph represent?
- Is it possible to calculate the mass of the jogger based on the information in the graph? Why or why not?
- Would the force in the x direction be larger if the person were jogging forward?
- Would the force in the y direction be larger if the person were jogging forward?
- Would the force on the plate be smaller or larger if the person were walking? Running? Jumping?

__Discussion Questions__

- Describe the motion of the athlete in the x and y axes, using words.
- How many complete steps are shown in the graph?
- How many complete steps are taken by each foot?
- What do the minimum and maximum values on the graph represent?
- Is it possible to calculate the mass of the walker based on the information in the graph? Why or why not?
- Would the force in the x direction be larger if the person were walking forward?
- Would the force in the y direction be larger if the person were walking forward?
- Would the force on the plate be smaller or larger if the person were jogging? Running? Jumping?

__Discussion Questions__

- Describe the motion of the athlete in the x and y axes, using words.
- How many complete steps are shown in the graph?
- How many complete steps are taken by each foot?
- What do the minimum and maximum values on the graph represent?
- Is it possible to calculate the mass of the athlete based on the information in the graph? Why or why not?
- Would the force in the x direction be larger if the person were moving forward?
- Would the force in the y direction be larger if the person were moving forward?
- Would the force on the plate be smaller or larger if the person were walking? Jogging? Running? Jumping?

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