January 16th, 2008 BIOM 322 Biomechanics and Biotransport Homework #1 (Due at the start of class on January 23th) 1. A 60 kg person is preparing to dive into a pool. The diving board has a mass of 50kg and is mounted to the ground at point O. The weight of the diver can be assumed as a concentrated force applied on the diving board at point A. The distance form point O to A is 4 meters. a.What is the moment generated about point O due to the weight of the diver? b.What is the moment generated about point O due to the weight of the board? c.What is the net moment about point O? 2. For the exercise shown below, the quadriceps muscle works against the moment
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