Bone has a Young's modulus of about 15.0 109 Pa. Under compression, it can withstand a stress of about 168 106 Pa before breaking. Assume that a femur (thigh bone) is 0.42 m long and calculate the amount of compression this bone can withstand before breaking.

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Bone has a Young's modulus of about 15.0 multiplied by 109 Pa. Under compression, it can withstand a stress of about 168 multiplied by 106 Pa before breaking. Assume that a femur (thigh bone) is 0.42 m long and calculate the amount of compression this bone can withstand before breaking.

asked Nov 14, 2012 in Physics by iPost ~Expert~ (1,508 points)
    

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