# Turning effect of forces

• kaya-king cola

## Homework Statement

Discuss how a person's body is affected when lifting both light and heavy objects.

## Homework Equations

No equations provided.

## The Attempt at a Solution

The body's centre of gravity will be shifting at every moment. (I have a really poor grasp and understanding of physics concepts and this the only answer I can come up with. Please help me!)

Try drawing a stick figure lifting things, and try to arrow the forces.

okay. How about something more graphic? The light and heavy part. For example, more on the centre of gravity part. Thanks for your help!

Help! Thanks to everyone who answered, but I still do not understand!

In order to actually lift a heavier weight, you'll need to provide a stronger force upon that object to counteract its own weight.

Thus, at the very least, if you move it with constant velocity, it will, by Newton's 3.law, affect your arm with a force equal to its own weight.

Thus, if you are not to fall through the ground, the ground must act upon you with a force equal to the sum of your own weight and the objects weight. That force is applied to your feet, presumably.

Wow, that's quite the type of answers I had been looking for. Thanks!

Hello thanks for the help I received since, but I really need more aid!