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How to measure the force of a squeeze

  1. Sep 6, 2010 #1
    If I squeezed someone with a hug, how would I measure the force
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2010 #2

    russ_watters

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    Force on what?
     
  4. Sep 6, 2010 #3
    How would I measure the amount of force on someone if I squeezed them
     
  5. Sep 6, 2010 #4
    The measurement would be easier done by sqeezing some type of balloon or punching bag instead, connected into a manometer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressure_gauge

    Crudely speaking : a tire gauge in the lucky person's mouth... not accurate because the lungs and stomach aren't all that is deformed, but it's the general idea.
     
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