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College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300
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College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

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Chapter 8, Problem 1CQ
Textbook Problem

Why can’t you put your heels firmly against a wall and then I bend over without falling?

Expert Solution
To determine
Why heels cannot be put against a wall and bent.

Explanation of Solution

Center of gravity is an imaginary point where all the weight of an object appears to be concentrated.

When the person bends, the center of gravity shifts beyond from the fulcrum of the feet. As a result, a torque is produced which makes the person to lose balance.

Conclusion:

The person bending while putting the feet against a wall will lose balance due to the larger torque produced.

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Chapter 8 Solutions

College Physics
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