(I) The femur bone in the human leg has a minimum effective cross section of about 3.0 cm2 (= 3.0 x 10-4 m2). How much compressive force can it withstand before breaking?
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A=3cm2=3x10-4m2 (the cross-section area of the bone)
Compressive strength of the bone=170x106 N/m2
To break the bone stress on the bone must be bigger than compressive strength of the bone.
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
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