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Physics of Tight rope walking

  1. Nov 30, 2014 #1
    Hello,

    So the main features of the physics of tight roping, would be concepts such as tension in the rope, center of mass, and rotational inertia?

    Does anyone else have any ideas? this would be related to the physics of circus act in which someone is walking across a rope.

    Cheers!
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    Don't forget friction with the rope, elasticity of the rope, elasticity of the bar, and Newton's laws of motion.
    It can get arbitrarily complicated: what is this for?
     
  4. Nov 30, 2014 #3
    It is for a science presentation. We have to discuss the physics of the circus.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2014 #4

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  6. Nov 30, 2014 #5
    It is a high school presentation, and it does not necessarily have to be my own work.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2014 #6

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    Oh well then - start with the two links.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2014 #7

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    The second one says "Video not available."
    Don't you also have to deal with all of the vagaries of wind in an outdoor situation, or is that considered a separate issue?
     
  9. Nov 30, 2014 #8
    That would be negligible, because it is inside a building (the circus).
     
  10. Nov 30, 2014 #9

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    I couldn't be sure that you meant it that way, since there as many outdoor circuses as indoor ones.
     
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