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Stair climbing acceleration

  1. Jul 31, 2010 #1
    a= d/t^2. Therefore is it the case that the acceleration involved in stair climbing is the distance of the slope divided by the time^2? Where does gravity fit into it?
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  3. Aug 1, 2010 #2

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    Where did you get that relationship? For uniform acceleration starting from rest, the acceleration would be: 2d/T^2.

    In general, a ≡ Δv/Δt.
    No. Most folks don't climb stairs with increasing speed.
    It doesn't. Gravity is just one of the forces acting on the stair climber.
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