Originally Posted by New England
i saw in his formula a "32.2." i can only guess that was his caluculation for her height off of the ground (or more appropriately, between where she started falling and where she stopped falling when she hit his chest.)
i'm not qualified to proofread anybody's computations in this capacity, but the height of the fall seems to be there in his formula.
The 32.2 is the acceleration due to gravity. He used the basic formula F=MA to calculate force. But the answer you get isn't always useful in practical terms.
So if I walk onto the freeway and get hit by a car with his cruise control set on 70 mph, I'm in fact getting hit with 0 force?
Doesn't help my hospital (or more likely funeral) bills, does it?
Or if he hits the brakes, we're talking negative force.