Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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:
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 4, 2004 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Yes. Your foot pushes back against the friction of the floor.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook