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Eowyn Jun 10th 2017 09:43 AM

Mechanical model of pole-vaulter
 
Hello there!

I have a small problem with understanding equations from the article that I am making presentation of. If there was a person, who would like to explain me them, I would be grateful.

Link for the article (from Journal of Biomechanics):

https://image.ibb.co/hjX4DF/mesnard.png

https://ibb.co/mb1xYF

I understand that the athlete is interacting with the pole and that's what the first 5 equations are talking about (both forces and moments), but a problem appears later. The symbols used are not described in this paper. Help :(


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