1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
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

    HallsofIvy

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    Yes. Your foot pushes back against the friction of the floor.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Forces in walking
  1. Air Walk (Replies: 5)

  2. Walking on Water (Replies: 6)

Loading...