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Re: [Phys-l] F causes a

Someone too far distant for you to see throws the block at you. All
you know is suddenly a flying block hits you in the face. In your
vernacular (which I would say is far more simplistic than the
discussion that has been going on), you feel a force as the block
hits your face. In fact, the Jim Green I've read for years here would
claim that only a force could cause (oops there's that word) his
tooth to have been knocked out. Would you not say that the
(de)acceleration of the block as it hit you is what caused the force
that knocked your tooth out? If not, where did that force come from?

1) I would seek a dentist immediately.

2) I would send a recruiter from the college's athletic department.

3) I would send a lawyer to sue for damages.

4) I would explain to the lawyer that the force of the thrower's hand caused the block to be accelerated and that the resultant N#3 force from my tooth caused the block to decelerate.

5) I would earnestly seek a more productive activity than participating in this thread.


J M Green