Dear Biomch-L subscribers:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Recently, a friend of mine has asked me how big the force acting on a =
body falling into the water is. Let's say, an elite diver from 10-m =

I may videotape the underwater motion of the diver to compute the =
acceleration of the body CM. It will give me some direct figure of the =
force (mass * acceleration).

But there should be simpler methods to roughly figure out the max force =
or acceleration experienced by the diver with upright posture. What =
would you recommend? Any scientific comments or references are welcome.

Thanks in advance!

Young-Hoo Kwon

Young-Hoo Kwon, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
Korea Sport Science Institute
223-19 Gongneung-2-Dong
Seoul, 139-242

Phone: +82-2-9709-555
Fax: +82-2-9709-502