while jumping

Asked by  | 10th Jan, 2009, 04:23: PM

Expert Answer:

So that you do not get hurt while landing.

It increases the time taken to land so the force on the legs is reduced which reduces the chances of injury. A gradual decrease in momentum will reduce force on the legs, this can be understood from impulse-momentum theorem.

Answered by  | 12th Jan, 2009, 10:35: AM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.