Mechanical Analysis Of a High-Five

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Kinesiology is the study of human kinetics or the movement of the human body. A common action that practically every human must perform in order to part of the “cool crowd” is the classic high five. In a beginners’ high five there is the mutual meeting of hands with a considerable force behind it. Thus making a clapping sound. (FWWapp) Next you move on to a Super High-Five. You run and create the mutual clap. After both actions have been mastered you may move on to the Super Incredible Amazingly Awesome High-Five. This movement is created by combining the first two and adding a jump. This will make you superbly popular with all the jocks. This project will Show you which muscles you must build up in order to be the coolest kid in town. If you were to analyze a high-five you would see the many forces used. The forces come from all the muscles used. These are all working for the mutual meeting between the two participating parties’ hands. The more force that is used the louder the high-five will be. The surface area of the two hands being used must also be taken into account. With two bigger hands the clap will be louder. The sizes of the hands must also be almost the same as each other to make the ultimate volume. For instance if you were to high-five a baby, the sound would be quiet. (This of course is only if you don’t take into account the baby’s crying.) In addition to the forces and surface area, levers are used in your arm to makes the action of an easy high-five possible. The most important lever used in a high-five would be the one created by your elbow and forearm. This lever makes the high velocity easer to achieve. This lessens the force needed to create the loudest sound possible. With the jump at the beginning is resisting a law of motion, gravity. Gravity is what is holding you to the ground and keeping you from floating away. Gravity also comes

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