Accession Number : ADA956086

Title :   The Center of Gravity of the Human Body as Related to the Equipment of the German Infantry,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Braune, W. ; Fischer, O.

Report Date : 16 OCT 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : The action of the earth's power of attraction can be imagined as a force from every center of gravity of the body, acting in the direction of a line connecting each center with the center of the earth, and equal to the weight of the mass gathered at the original point. Because of the great distance from these points to the center of the earth, all those lines run parallel to each other. A resultant therefore exists for these forces of inertia. This resultant corresponds to a fixed straight line for every position of the body. This straight line remains unchanged if the body is displaced in space over not too great a distance, while still remaining parallel to itself, but does change its position within the body as soon as the latter is rotated about it. The straight line in the new position intersects the old one at a definite point.

Descriptors :   *BIOLOGY, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, CENTER OF GRAVITY, INFANTRY PERSONNEL, GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE