2.3 How do forces act on the human body?

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Text Resources

  • Gordon, JG 1992, The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall Through The Floor, Penguin, New York.
  • Gordon, JG 1978, Structures or Why Things Don't Fall Down, Penguin, New York

Audiovisual Resources

It is recommended that teachers should view any video before purchase.

  • Marcom Projects: Work = Force x Distance

Innovative Physics: Connecting Physics to Industry

This is material from the CDROM produced by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) in partnership the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD). The material includes: Practical activities, Investigations, Materials testing, Careers information and profiles and an extensive annotated list of web-links.

To access the page click here.

The authors were Kathryn Butler and Roy Preece. The support of the following is acknowledged: Chamini Mendis, researcher at the CRC for Cast Metal Manufacturing at Monash University; Josh Pell, a carbon fibre designer and technologist; Dr Bronwyn Fox, the team leader at the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing; Ian Crouch, business development manager at the CRC for Advanced Composite Structures Ltd

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