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# BIO Leg Raises. In a simplified version of the musculature

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Problem 57P

BIO Leg Raises. In a simplified version of the musculature action in leg raises, the abdominal muscles pull on the femur (thigh bone) to raise the leg by pivoting it about one end (?Fig. P11.53?). When you are lying horizontally, these muscles make an angle of approximately 5° with the femur, and if you raise your legs, the muscles remain approximately horizontal, so the angle ? increases. Assume for simplicity that these muscles attach to the femur in only one place, 10 cm from the hip joint (although, in reality, the situation is more complicated). For a certain 80-kg person having a leg 90 cm long, the mass of the leg is 15 kg and its center of mass is 44 cm from his hip joint as measured along the leg. If the per-son raises his leg to 60° above the horizontal, the angle between the abdominal muscles and his femur would also be about 60°. (a) With his leg raised to 60°, find the tension in the abdominal muscle on each leg. Draw a free-body diagram. (b) When is the tension in this muscle greater: when the leg is raised to 60° or when the person just starts to raise it off the ground? Why? (Try this yourself.) (c) If the abdominal muscles attached to the femur were perfectly horizontal when a person was lying down, could the person raise his leg? Why or why not?

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Solution 57P Introduction First we have to draw the free body diagram. Then we have to calculate the tension of the abdominal muscle. Then we have to discuss whether the tension increases or decreases if angle increases. Finally we have to discuss whether it is possible or not to lift leg if the abdominal muscle remains horizontal when the leg is horizontal. Step 1 The free body diagram of the situation is shown below. Now let us consider the moment of the forces about the hip joint. Since leg is stable there, the total moment will be zero. So we have r T sin r wcos = 0 1 2 r T1sin = r wc2s w cos 2 mg cos (0.44 m)(15 kg)(9.8 m/s ) cos(60°) T = sin = r sin = (0.10 m) sin(60°) = 373.4 N 1 The tension on the abdominal muscle from each leg is 373.4 N.

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##### ISBN: 9780321675460

This full solution covers the following key subjects: leg, Muscles, femur, abdominal, raise. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 26 chapters, and 2929 solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: University Physics, edition: 13. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 57P from chapter: 11 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:07PM. University Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321675460. Since the solution to 57P from 11 chapter was answered, more than 301 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “BIO Leg Raises. In a simplified version of the musculature action in leg raises, the abdominal muscles pull on the femur (thigh bone) to raise the leg by pivoting it about one end (?Fig. P11.53?). When you are lying horizontally, these muscles make an angle of approximately 5° with the femur, and if you raise your legs, the muscles remain approximately horizontal, so the angle ? increases. Assume for simplicity that these muscles attach to the femur in only one place, 10 cm from the hip joint (although, in reality, the situation is more complicated). For a certain 80-kg person having a leg 90 cm long, the mass of the leg is 15 kg and its center of mass is 44 cm from his hip joint as measured along the leg. If the per-son raises his leg to 60° above the horizontal, the angle between the abdominal muscles and his femur would also be about 60°. (a) With his leg raised to 60°, find the tension in the abdominal muscle on each leg. Draw a free-body diagram. (b) When is the tension in this muscle greater: when the leg is raised to 60° or when the person just starts to raise it off the ground? Why? (Try this yourself.) (c) If the abdominal muscles attached to the femur were perfectly horizontal when a person was lying down, could the person raise his leg? Why or why not?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 237 words.

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