Title 
Physics Topics 
Human Applications 
Student Guide 
Details 
Modeling Human Walking:
Distance and Time 
position versus time 
Introduction to human gait
analysis 


Modeling Human Walking: Velocity
and Time 
velocity versus time 
Introduction to human gait
analysis 


Modeling Human Walking:
Position and Velocity Graphs 
relationship between positiontime and velocitytime
graphs 
human gait analysis 


Modeling Human Walking:
Velocity and Acceleration Graphs 
introduce acceleration 
human gait analysis 


Modeling Human Walking:
Measuring Acceleration 
define average acceleration 
gait analysis 


Estimating Instantaneous
Velocity and Acceleration from
Data 
define and estimate instantaneous
velocity and acceleration 



You're really hip 
2dimensional kinematics 
walking gait 


The Jumping Human: Projectile
Motion 
projectile motion 
human jumping 


North by Northwest: An Introduction
to Vectors 
vectors and scalars 



This is a pain in the neck:
Newton's 1st Law 
Newton's 1st Law 
Neck injuries in car accidents 


May the force be with you:
Newton's 2nd Law 
Newton's 2nd law 
Estimating forces involved
in pushing people 


Pushme, Pullyou: Newton’s
Third Law 
Newton's 3rd law 
interactions involved in
pushing and pulling people 


Slipping and Sliding with
Shoes (workshop format) 
Friction forces 
Forces involved in walking;
stride length 


Relating Linear and Angular
Kinematics 
angular kinematics 
joint rotations 


Torque 
lever arm and torque 
calculate torques on limbs 


Center of Mass 
define center of mass 
center of mass shifts in
human body 


Static Equilibrium 
conditions for equilibrium 
estimate bicep and tricep
muscle forces 



definition of work for constant force

scale of work done by human



What's your potential? 
gravitational potential
energy 
renewable energy 



kinetic energy, workenergy theorem

force and work involved in a shot put




conservation of mechanical energy




Horsing Around: Defining
Power 
power 
human power production 


Putting the Shot 
work with positiondependent
forces 
energetics of throwing
objects 


What a drag! 
workenergy with nonconservative
forces 
scale of work done by
humans 


Can you take the pressure? 
Define pressure 
Observe effect of body
position on blood ressure 


Pressure in a Fluid 
definine a fluid, Pascal's law, pressure vs depth,
measuring pressure

blood pressure variation
in the body 


Can you float? 
buoyant force,
Archimedes' principle,
sinking and floating 
sinking and floating 


What is blood doing in
our bodies? 
equation of continuity 
human circulatory system 


Is blood pressure the same everywhere in your body? 
Bernouli's theorem 
human circulatory system 


Modeling Your Circulatory System 
Poisueille's equation,
viscosity 
human circulatory system 






