Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Physics Of Flopping
So if we average out flopping down about once per day for that time period, and average out his weight from then until now (say, about 40 kg as the average), then we have:
1,931 days * 40 kg * 0.5 s * 9.8 m/s2 = 378,476 kg*m/s of force over that time period!
That's the equivalent of a 909 kg (1 ton) car traveling at 1,499 km/h (~931 miles/hour), just amortized over five years.
Is it any wonder that he broke the bed's frame this evening?