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RE: New work on running biomech by Hutchinson
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Jaime A. Headden
> He also wanted to know what the Froude number is, and how it's
> http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/FroudeNumber.html will help out,
> I am sure.
For the purposes here, Froude number is Fr = v2/gh, where v is the forward
velocity, g the acceleration due to gravity, and h the hip height. Based on
R. McNeill Alexander's work, Animals moving with the same Fr have similar
gaits and exert similar relative ground reaction forces.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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