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Forces in walking

  1. Oct 4, 2004 #1
    I am looking to find out what forces are involved in the contact between just your feet and the floor. I believe there are the two vertical forces the normal and the weight, but how would you describe the 2 horizontal forces? push and friction? :confused:
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2004 #2

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    Yes. Your foot pushes back against the friction of the floor.
     
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