During a throw a shot is initially swung around in a circle reaching a speed of about 3.5 m/s? during a throw a shot is initially swung around in a circle reaching a speed of about 3.5 m/s. it is then accelerated more or less in a straight line over a distance of about 1.7 m, leaving the hand at roughly 14 m/s. The shot is 7.26 kg. what is the average force exerted on the shot during this latter part of the launch? compare this to the measured peak force of 600 N. Is that reasonable? I think you use the equation F=W/d where W=667 J and d=1.7 m this gives you 392.4 N. Did I do this correct? How does this compare to the peak of 600 N and is this reasonable?