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I'm writing a paper about wearing jockstraps in sports, and I'm trying to calculate whether the force of an average kick could rupture a testicle (Yeah, it hurts just to even think about). I would like to get the end result in lbs, so I'm using the metric system in the equation and then converting newtons to lbs. I would just like to confirm that I'm calculating this correctly. As a side note, can this be called psi as well? Like if the end result is 77lbs, would that also mean 77 psi?

Variables:

Average kick speed: 30 m/s (I'm aware that this is the velocity of a kick, but I'm guessing that the average kick will not exceed 30 m/s coming from rest).

Average mass of a leg: 11.5 kgs.

Testicular rupture occurs at ~110lbs of force

2. Relevant equations

F = MA

3. The attempt at a solution

F = (30)(11.5)

F = 345 Newtons, or ~77lbs.

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# Homework Help: Calculating the force of a kick

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