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Caculation of force exerted by water

  1. May 21, 2012 #1

    I was standing in a river and I'm curious how much force it was exerting on my leg. I'm not sure how to do this calculation. Here's what I know:

    if the final velocity is zero, F=mv/t

    I'll assuming I was standing in 1ft of water, my leg is 36in^2, and the water is traveling at 4mph.

    It doesn't make sense that the force exerted over 2 seconds would be different then the force exerted over 4 seconds.

    Any suggestions or help?

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  3. May 21, 2012 #2


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  4. May 21, 2012 #3
    Excellent. Thank you very much.
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