Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 6 - Think and Explain: 46

Answer

Less force is necessary to stop the gymnast if his/her momentum is decreased over a long time. A thick mat gradually stops the gymnast and reduces the impact force.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 94.
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