2009_assignment_one_key

2009_assignment_one_key - SC/BIOL 2090.02 Current Topics in...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
SC/BIOL 2090.02 — Current Topics in Biophysics 24 September 2009 A SSIGNMENT O NE Proportion and Scaling of a 10-fold taller human If a human being were 10 times taller than normal (and all other proportions were increased by the same amount), would the human be able to bear its weight? Or would the proportions have to change, and if so, how and to what extent? Hints • I suspect that the ability of the leg bones to support the additional weight would be a limiting factor. I also wonder whether the neck bones would be able to bear the weight of the head. • Simplifying the geometry (to either cylinders or rectangles) may be useful in your analyses. • ‘Real’ measurements of the compressive strength of bone may be useful; hopefully such measurements are available on the web. • Please try and avoid invoking abnormal geometries like a cone. Instead, try and stay as close as you can to a ‘human’ shape. Guidelines
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

2009_assignment_one_key - SC/BIOL 2090.02 Current Topics in...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online