^ physicsnerd Saves the day! ;D
If I were smart, I would probably find this picture very amusing.
@FuttBuckingPhantom, The speed doesn't kill you, the force the ground pushes back to your body is what kills you. Because Physics.
I no understand maths
For those who don't get it, the first equation is the calculation of your final velocity. It states that your final velocity is equal to your initial velocity plus your acceleration multiplied by the time spent accelerating. The second equation is the calculation of the force applied to the ground, and by Newton's Law, you, when you land. It states that the force applied is equivalent to your mass multiplied by the ratio of your change in velocity (however fast you were falling to 0) over the amount of time it took to change that velocity (near 0, as you'll stop almost instantly when you hit the ground). If TL;DR: It says it's not the speed at which you fall that kills you, it's how hard you hit the ground.
@Meowth, what I love about this is you could completely making this up(I'm not saying you are, I believe you) and most of us wouldn't know
@StuckPixel Employee, and I thought my cousins 4th grade math word problems were confusing
@William Henry Gates, is the last one calculating impulse, or impact, or is that the same thing?
@The Ancient One, After as mechanics I can attest to the validity of this statement.
@The Meaning of Life, what he said is true. Trust me I'm a cop (plus a physics major but shhhhh, no one needs to know)
its not the velocity that kills you its the force
I need google translate for this one.
I used to think physics jokes were funny, but then I took a final to the brain.
I can't math. Sorry.
It's actually Vf=Vi•t + 1/2•a•t^2, but thanks for trying!
@Killer cut20, wait I was wrong that equation holds ture.
It's not the speed at which you are falling that kills you, it's how hard you hit the ground.
@ILuvOneDirection, you should really change your name. It's the whole reason why you're getting down voted.
Physics no equal funny.
I'm not at nor am I going to any store
It's not the first kinematic that kills you, it's the second law of motion?
When I was on the bus looking at this very picture someone looked over my shoulder at it. (Freaking annoying btw) and so I smiled and had to pretend to be smart. Tough times
Ah I love this post.
This is why I study physics folks ;D
It's funny because this is like borderline physics :P
It all goes back to dat fat mass
@StuckPixel Employee- dafuq did I just read?
If you smash at terminal velocity into the ground from one foot up, you will die. Speed kills
The what and the who??
Lol p = m* a
The landing hurts--not falling; think positive
I need a calculator.
I didn't actually read that physics nerd but if I did I'm sure I would understand what's going on so thanks!