How much an adult man's femur and humerus weigh?


by Mohd Abdullah
Tags: adult, femur, humerus, weigh
Mohd Abdullah
Mohd Abdullah is offline
#1
Aug16-13, 09:49 AM
P: 19
Hi.

It seems the dry weight and fresh weight of each human bones aren't the same, for example the dry weight and fresh weight of a man's humerus and femur aren't the same and very different. What is the dry weight and fresh weight of a man's humerus and femur?
Phys.Org News Partner Biology news on Phys.org
Campaigners say protected birds in danger in Malta
WWF condemns oil search in Africa's oldest national park
Genome yields insights into golden eagle vision, smell
Mohd Abdullah
Mohd Abdullah is offline
#2
Aug25-13, 10:48 PM
P: 19
Replies? Anyone?
SteamKing
SteamKing is online now
#3
Aug26-13, 02:46 AM
HW Helper
Thanks
P: 5,601
Can you think of a reason why a person's bones, ripped from the living flesh, might weight more than when they are dried out? (Hint: what does 'to dry' mean?)

1MileCrash
1MileCrash is online now
#4
Aug26-13, 08:02 AM
1MileCrash's Avatar
P: 1,227

How much an adult man's femur and humerus weigh?


He's asking for the weights, not why they differ.
Mohd Abdullah
Mohd Abdullah is offline
#5
Aug30-13, 12:23 PM
P: 19
Can someone give some answers and opinions?
Mohd Abdullah
Mohd Abdullah is offline
#6
Sep23-13, 08:15 AM
P: 19
Bump


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Calculating force of the femur on the knee cap. Introductory Physics Homework 1
Finding the force of the femur on the knee cap. Introductory Physics Homework 2
Work done on femur Introductory Physics Homework 1
Neuroplasticity (Adult) Medical Sciences 13
Must one suffer to become an adult? General Discussion 28